A Lonely, Silent Night

A Lonely, Silent Night - A Flash Fiction

With desperation in her heart, she summoned him without hesitation.
The darkness of the last few weeks had been so overwhelming, that the warnings of the old woman had not found its way into her thoughts, never even considering that who she was calling for, was not the same person he had once been.
It did not matter, anyway. Her life did no longer matter to her, a life without him, more terrifying than any potential entity finding its way into her space.
One more moment, one more glance into his beautiful blue eyes, is all she asked for, and exactly what she received, as he took her life, as quickly as she had taken his before.

Copyright Claudia H. Blanton 2014

Rain – A Five Sentence Fiction

Rain - A Five Sentence Fiction

We laughed at the people scattering, as rain, began to fall as if the rain was the poison to their day. To us, it was an elixir, a potion that made us stronger. We danced, skipping through the empty park, with nothing but our love as a companion. Giddy moments, that would never leave my heart, even now that she was long gone, her body taken by old age, leaving me with nothing but the memories of her gentle laughter. And the scent of rain in her hair.

Copyright Claudia H. Blanton 2014

 

Sisters

The Two Sisters by Theodore Chasseriau

The Two Sisters by Theodore Chasseriau

 

I envied her abilities to dance, the way she moved about, gracefully as if gravity did not restrain her, rather worked with her, propelling the movements into the air like a symphony.
She had been beautiful in every sense of the word, while I was the average sister, waiting behind her, to be noticed, to be seen.
At times, in my poor judgment of youth, I dared to express the anger that arose, through many actions, and hurtful words, but she always smiled.
Always, patiently, lovingly.
But none of that mattered now, as I stood outside of her hospice room, still grasping with the concept, that I would lose her, soon.

Copyright Claudia H. Blanton 2014

This post was inspired by this weeks Five Sentence Flash Prompt: Envy. 

 

 

Progress – A Five Sentence Flash Fiction

Progress

“Is this a suitable warm environment for the youngest?”
Checking the thermometer, he nodded approvingly, answering swiftly: “You have done our cause well.”
“It is my pleasure to serve, the New Order, Sir.”
Looking behind them, the grey floor littered with bodies of those who rose against them earlier, in an ill-timed attempt to hinder progress, he allowed a rare smile to graze his lips.
“I am beginning to think, that we might still be able to get the point across, that change is inevitable, for all of us – with or without them alive.”

Copyright Claudia H. Blanton 2014

 

In An Instant – A Five Sentence Flash Fiction

In An Instant - Five Sentence Flash Fiction

 

My heart aches with such heaviness, that the burden seems to drive me into the ground, making it a miracle, that I can stand upright, while a river of tears streams silently from my cold face onto the baren ground.

I am not alone, but feel more separated from any human being, than ever before, more tears falling, just falling.

One breath had changed everything, one decision you made, a decision that cost me the love of my life, the father of my unborn child.

You should have waited just a few minutes longer, the distance to our home  so short, from the intersection that took you away from me, barely a mile away.

A red light, a crash, and in an instant you where gone.

Copyright Claudia H. Blanton 2014

Parted Lover

Parted Lover - A Poem

Parted Lover

Now that I am gone, will you still hear
my voice, as it slowly fades from this
world to another?
Will you remember the embrace we shared
on the carpet of flowers, at the edge of hill?
The sun-birds darting in and out, fast
before the rain comes, and our life ends.

Oh Love –

can you hear my whisper, slow and steady,
my words reaching for you as my lips had once done
while you watch, as they lower my body below.

© Claudia Blanton 2014