‘Languishing’, a flash fiction story by Maureen Weldon


Maureen Weldon

“Just think of it, darling; it seems like yesterday, yet it was ten years ago.”

“What was, my dear?”

“Oh, pass me a gin-and-it.  Our Wedding Day.”

“So sorry, my dear, how could I have forgotten?”

“Well, Percy – And it was Christmas Eve, and all those delightful little carol singers.”

“Details, my dear.”

“Of course.  Light me a cheroot please.”

“Would you ever forget the panic when the spice-beef almost failed to arrive from Dublin?”

“No, Percy, I haven’t forgotten, but it did arrive.”

“It was a perfect day, my dear.”

“Ah, isn’t memory a grand thing.”



2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Paul Beech
    Jul 18, 2014 @ 12:12:01

    Maureen, I’ll never forget how we laughed when you performed this one with Mike Penney at BLAZE in February 2012. Great use of dialogue, the piece so brief yet not another word needed. Thanks for submitting.



  2. Maureen Weldon
    Jul 19, 2014 @ 20:55:41

    Paul, thank you for publishing “Languishing.”



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