Five Sentence Fiction: Blush

I remember that smile, how it was always framed so perfectly on your cheeks.

How fitting it would be then, here among the fresh snow of a Christmas morn’, that the rose in your cheeks was preserved among the cold as your final wish to a world that had abandoned you.

The passersby had neglected you, never stopping lend that comfort or joy so bred in the season, nor had the silver bells from the church carried you to somewhere warm or safe.

So what was it then that made you smile until the last, that kept your heart in peace?

I may never understand it, but I still want to look for it.


This week’s challenge for Five Sentence Fiction; “blush”. And for some reason, the first thing I thought of was the story of the Little Match Girl. Hmmm…

Anyway, I hope you all enjoy!

4 thoughts on “Five Sentence Fiction: Blush

  1. Mayumi-H says:

    I always loved that story as a kid. And a splendid job you did, capturing that innocence and melancholy; I was reminded of the Little Match Girl with almost the first sentence. Really nice, subtle use of an older voice, here, too. It’s not overpowering, but it is evident. I like it. 🙂

    This prompt was a bit less open to wide interpretation than the last one, but it’s always fun to see where different writers take it. (Mine’s scheduled to go up on Monday; hope you’ll take a look.)

  2. Thanks!
    I always wondered personally just who she would have grown up to if just given the chance. But, maybe some things are too good and pure to walk the Earth for long.
    And I will indeed take a look! I enjoy reading any and all of your work, hopefully you enjoy mine just as much. ^_^

  3. lisashambrook says:

    I really enjoyed your imagery, some lovely words here!

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