United with a Song

She sat on a log hugging her knees, smiling softly as she gazed at the campsite community seated around the blazing fire. Some were chatting quietly; others were busy roasting marshmallows.

She nodded to her husband who leisurely reached behind him and pulled out the worn guitar. He tinkered with the strings and began strumming an old familiar ballad.

Slowly he started singing, the lyrics filled with love and sorrow, longing and hope. Tears formed in the corner of her eyes as she raised her own voice, joining her husband. Gradually everyone joined in – united with a song.


I’m giving this a try. I wrote the Flash Fiction in response to the Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge.
May 13, 2015 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that shows a hard place and a connection.

This post is also for the #1000Speak event. May’s theme for 1000 Voices Speak for Compassion is Connection.  If you’d like to read other similar themed posts, click here.

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  1. I absolutely loved this piece. Camping and backpacking play a huge role in my life and that sense of connectivity and belonging is so precious.

    I’m so happy I came across your blog via Carrot Ranch’s Flash Fiction challenges!! I am really enjoying your writing and look forward to reading more!! 🙂

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