Do you remember?



Do you remember choosing the kitchen lights my love?

The children thought it so funny they looked liked planets. Do you remember buying the glow in the dark stars, holding the ladder while I plastered the ceiling with our make believe universe? We would roll down the blackout blind shutting out the world, and lie on our sleeping bags on the kitchen floor concocting stories of rockets and aliens. We never thought things would change did we? That the children would grow, that we would age.

Do you remember those lights my love? Blink once for yes and twice for no.


Written for Friday Fictioneers. A 100 word story inspired on a photo prompt.


69 thoughts on “Do you remember?

  1. I like your use of the ellipsis in the first line. By omitting the “to be” verb (the chilren thought is was so funny) you lend a subtle regional texture. I’ve seen that pattern of speech in people from Pennsylvania and New York. Well done.

  2. Wow, did not see that coming. Hopefully, won’t see it coming until it’s here! Yeah, those things are hard to read, or live, but so well done here. Thank goodness for memories, it’s the elastic of our loving relationships, holds us all together, no matter what.

  3. How sad. I hope she/he can remember and at least have the memory. I’m reading Still Alice right now. Have you read that one? It’s an eye-opener for me. Great story, Louise.

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