Sun’s Blessing

Written for Alastair’s Photo Fiction. Story begins after the photo.

Genre: Speculative Fiction
Word Count: 150

Copyright: Alastair Forbes

Sun’s Blessing

She found me every Sunday during the summer of my eighteenth year. I waited at a park bench until the park sundial read 12:00 exactly. She would appear at exactly that moment. Curly, straw-colored hair formed a halo around her head. Her warm smile could make flowers bloom.

Each Sunday we danced and played in the park and made love at a secluded beach. We never went indoors. She never stayed until evening. Each Sunday, she would remind me to give thanks for the sun’s blessing, and say goodbye.

I asked her to marry me, but she could not be possessed. Frustrated, I stopped waiting for her. I didn’t understand.

That was many years ago. I understand now. At 12:00 on the park sundial, she appears. She still shines for me just like before. Then clouds roll in, and she’s gone. I still smile, and give thanks for the sun’s blessing.


Each week, Alastair Forbes presents a picture, and imaginative writers write 150 word flash fiction based upon it. Join us and write a story too. Or just read what imagination brings forth. This week’s prompt may be found here:ย


About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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11 Responses to Sun’s Blessing

  1. Alastair says:

    I love this. Had me saying “awwwww” at the end ๐Ÿ™‚ Great story


  2. Ah, the old man understanding selflessness at last. Beautifully written.


  3. This is beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us. ๐Ÿ™‚


  4. Indira says:

    Lovely story.


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