Five Sentence Fiction – Grief

His grief was all consuming

He could not remember a time when she had not been around

He could not comprehend a life without her, he did not want too

He was a young man of 20 when he had married his sweetheart, and now aged 90, it was as if he was experiencing loneliness for the first time.

For 70 years she had been by his side, and now she was gone…..and it was as if he was experiencing loneliness for the first time.

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sushree Dash
    Sep 15, 2014 @ 07:37:49

    Loneliness after these many years of togetherness can be heart wrenching…

    Reply

    • Catch Up With A Mate
      Sep 16, 2014 @ 00:33:41

      Thanks for stopping by Sushree. This story is actually based on my lovely Grandfather, who recently lost his wife, my Nan, of 70 years. It is as if he is experiencing loneliness for the first time and it is ever so hard.

      Reply

  2. ranu802
    Sep 16, 2014 @ 00:16:31

    Loneliness is tough to bear.

    Reply

  3. cifarshayar (@cifarshayar)
    Sep 18, 2014 @ 13:16:57

    it is difficult to live with grief

    My Entry Courage

    Reply

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