Friday, November 11, 2011

Flash Fiction Friday -- November 11, 2011

Flash Fiction Friday
Welcome to this week’s Flash Fiction Friday. A picture may be worth a thousand words but not for us. We have a picture about which we write a story of 100 words, no more and no less. I am joined by some fabulous writers today who give their take on a picture. To see the picture and the other members click this blog link: Flasher Fiction Friday

I had actually started writing a scene that was completely different from this at first until the date sank in. I knew that I had to have a military twist so this is what I came up with.
Enjoy and please remember of our veterans today.




I paused the video convinced of my initial diagnosis. When my brother Doug asked me to help the strain in his eyes was evident. I’d hoped to take one look at his home movies and assure him everything was fine. I thought he was just adjusting to having his partner home after all the time spent worrying and praying. His lover had returned home safe but the battle was far from over. Blake was definitely showing signs of PTSD. Whether he became my client or someone else’s he definitely needed help but we would get through this as a family.

18 comments:

Bonni S. said...

Aww this must be a tribute to Veterans Day. Excellent post Venus. I felt sorry for him.

Lisa Worrall said...

Very nice :)

yvonnenicolas said...

Nice read, Venus. :o)

Erika Badass said...

Nice tie in with the military Venus :)

I like your take on the picture.

Erika

For Your Eyes Only~Author Lani Rhea said...

Great FFF, Venus! I like your twist on the pic.

Jade said...

Oh nice tribute! well done!

Lee Brazil said...

oh, very interesting take on the pic!

Sara York said...

Awww, that's so sweet that they would help him. Loved it.

LunaEllaAldora said...

Nice heartfelt tribute. I hope his partner can get the help he needs and it sounds like the family will be there no matter what happens. Does he have the strength to stick by his man?

Lindsey said...

Ah, poor boy. Great post.

Sherri Hayes said...

Nice post, and I loved the way it ended that they would get through it together as a family. :)

Katie Harper said...

Oh you went straight for my heart with this one. What a great tribute.

GREAT JOB!!

Benjamin Tiberius Russell said...

Wow Venus, this was cool and touching too. I loved that you put in the Veterans Day connection. I'm duly impressed. Very well done.

Anonymous said...

Very nice Venus. Happy Vet's day to those who served and suffer now from PTSD. Patti Logan

gemma parkes said...

Emotive 100 Venus, great interpretation for rememberence day.

Havan said...

Perfect ... love the way you saw this picture! :)

Author Cyril J. Michael said...

Very touching!

Davee said...

Wow, in just 100 words, you convinced me of the severity of the issues that lie ahead for their family. Great FFF!