What Angels Look Like

Photo by: Sunayana

Photo by: Sunayana

Tori didn’t feel like celebrating during the Angel Fair. Her 7-year old, Brent, was acting up. He’d done that a lot since the divorce. Tori missed someone adult to share good days and bad days with.

“What are those?” asked Brent, pointing at the display.

“Symbolic angels.”

“Okay. What do real angels look like?”

“Beautiful, with white dresses.”

A homeless man in scummy clothing ran past them, dropping a satchel at her feet. A man in business clothes burst through the crowd shouting, “That’s mine!”

“Nathan?” exclaimed Tori, offering the satchel.


“Tenth-grade English!” they said together.

Tori harbored a crush on Nathan back then, but was too shy to say anything. “What are you doing here?”

“Just wandering.” He smiled wanly. “Nothing much to do.”

Tori smiled at her feet. “Same here.”

“You know there’s amazing angel food cake a block down. Want to try it?”

In the corner of her eye, Tori saw the homeless man again. He gave a wink before disappearing.

“Brent, I take it back,” said Tori. “Angels can look like anything.”
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

Written for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers: https://flashfictionforaspiringwriters.wordpress.com/2017/02/13/fffaw-challenge-february-14-2017/

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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27 Responses to What Angels Look Like

  1. I have Goosebumps!! GREAT story! I love that the ‘Angel’ knew exactly what she needed and saw to it that she got it just at the right time! LOVE it!

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  2. Sorry, I forgot, Happy Valentine’s Day!

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  3. Mike says:

    Lovely story. Good is sometimes where we least expect it.

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  4. Lyn says:

    Yep, you never know when an angel will be there.

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  5. Singledust says:

    I totally loved this – I believe Angels come in all shapes, sizes and smells too!

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  6. Jade M. Wong says:

    Oh gosh this was so sweet and romantic, perfectly apt for Valentine’s Day.

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  7. Joyfrida says:

    Major AWWWWWWWWWWW moment right there. Lovely story 🙂

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  8. Indira says:

    What a lovely story. I was afraid how your naughty mind will end it but it’s valentine day hence sweet ending. Loved it.

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  9. mandibelle16 says:

    Great one 🙂 Loved the message about angels.

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  10. Su says:

    Aww such a nice twist to the story… 🙂 Loved it.. Angels do come in all shapes and sizes 😉 😛

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  11. tskraghu says:

    Reblogged this on Kaleidoscope and commented:
    From a prolific blogger with tales, short and very readable and unimaginably various in themes:

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  12. Indeed Angels can look like anyone.

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    • EagleAye says:

      That’s how I see it, so to speak. 😉 It’s never good to judge too quickly. You never know for certain who or what is right in front of you. 😉 Thanks for stopping in! 🙂


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