A RIDE TO REMEMBER  (99 words)

PHOTO PROMPT © Jellico’s Stationhouse

By Neel Anil Panicker

Wagging her little finger towards the WW1 era metallic grey bicycle, Sara said, “Why don’t you dispose that off?”

Greatgrandpa drew in a sharp breath and hoisted his youngest greatgrandchild onto his quivering lap.

“If it were not for it, I would not have met your greatgrandma, my dear.”

Lying on the bed, her heavily lined centurion face a bright beam of sunlight, greatgrandma broke into a toothless grin.

She held forth her arthritic laden hands.

As if on cue, greatgrandpa bent down and clasped them in his wet palms.

“It’s been one helluva ride, she whispered sheepishly.

©neelanilpanicker2017 #fiction #shortstory  #FF

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7 April 2017

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23 thoughts on “neelwrites//FF/fiction/shortstory/99words/06/04/2017

  1. Moving and touching Neel. Like to see your softer side. They must have quite a story to tell.

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    1. Sure, they have a lot of interesting tales to tell.
      Thanks Lain for your lovely appreciation.

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  2. What a lovely thing, to have been together so long. Lovely story Neel

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    1. Yes, such a long and unbeaten partnership at that.
      Thanks for your lovely comments.

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  3. Dear Neel,

    Harley riders are fond of saying, “It’s not about the destination, it’s about the ride.” I think that fits this couple of lovebirds. Very sweet story. Love it.



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    1. Yes, it’s truly about the ride. Am glad my story touched a chord.
      Thanks Rochelle for your appreciation.


  4. Poignant and lovingly crafted.

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  5. So very dear. This reminds me of my parents. Married for 65 years!!!!! In love much longer.


  6. great love story. made me misty-eyed. please pass the tissue.

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    1. Oh! thanks for the lovely appreciation.

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  7. michael1148humphris

    Loved how you told this story.

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  8. What an absolutely beautiful story!

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    1. Am delighted you loved the story, Clare.


  9. What a lovely story. That’s the kind of love to aspire to.


    1. Yes, absolutely true. THANKS A LOT FOR YOUR APPRECIATION.

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  10. Neel, life’s goal: fond memories and the ability to remember them. Nice story.


    1. Yes, absolutely. Thanks a lot.

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  11. gahlearner

    That’s lovely and good for the heart. They loved each other for so long, and still make each other happy.


  12. They sound like a lovely couple. Well done.


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