Friday Fictioneers: Ceremony Interrupted

PHOTO PROMPT © Carla Bicomong

Dressed in black, she walked alongside the river. Beside her were her brothers, both in black suits and solemn expressions. Between her hands held a gold urn containing her late-husband’s ashes. She was to honor his wishes to be scattered in the river, to allow his ashes to fly free and him to roam free in the afterlife.

Then, a voice approached, “Isn’t that the wife of that famous singer?”

A gasp. “It is.”

In seconds, a crowd gathered, flashing their phones in her direction while she shielded her face with her veil. Can’t one mourn her husband in peace?

(100 words)

Each week, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple hosts Friday Fictioneers where we’re challenged to write a piece of flash fiction in 100 words, more or less, based on the picture above.

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