Always with You

This week’s Friday Fictioneers prompt reminds me of cosy nights by a log fire. Thanks to Dale for her picture of the log stack neatly piled around the basement windows.

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Picture prompt from Dale Rogerson

I am always with you

The flickering of the flames from the logs burning in the grate filled the room with a cosy feeling. Elroy remembered drinking rum and the comfort of the taste warming his soul as it slipped into his turkey diner. He recalled these moments of joy and smiled, watching Jay and Josey playing cards under the tinsel draped from the fir tree; happiness and peace washed through him. 

The clatter of plates drew him into the kitchen, where Mary was crying by the sink. If only his spirit could kiss and hug her to let her know he missed her, too.

31 responses to “Always with You

  1. A sad twist I wasn’t expecting. Well done.

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  2. I wonder. Would she be reassured or terrified if he could do that?

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  3. If only… Such a tender tale James.

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  4. sad tale, but i believe it’s true that those who passed are still with us in spirit.

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  5. Awww…didn’t see that twist coming. Lovely write, James.

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  6. Aw, this is so sad. Lovely piece. A spirit looking in on his family after he’s gone

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  7. I hope such sad loneliness is not forever, Weill done.

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  8. Dear James,

    Such a sweet and poignant story from the ghost’s point of view.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  9. I hope he finds to move onto the next whatever it may be.

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  10. First clue–Elroy remembered drinking rum. . .still, you managed to make it surprising at the end. Well done.

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  11. That was an unexpected twist. Sad tale, well told.

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  12. Deliciously sentimental, and I loved it.
    pax,
    dora

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  13. How sweet and sad. I hope he can move on when she does.

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  14. I love a gentle ghost story. Very sad but tenderly written.

    Like

  15. What a tender and poignant ghost story. Really nice. Poor Mary, I guess it was the first Christmas she’d spent without him.

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  16. Unfortunately, there’ll be a lot of empty chairs and the holiday meals this year. But, I have many fond memories of those who have gone before me and happy times we had at holiday get togethers.
    A very poignant piece, Dale. Kudos.

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  17. Oops, sorry about that James. I had Dale’s post opened too and thought this one was hers. My bad.

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  18. Beautiful story. I’m sorry I missed it before, but my enjoyment for tonight as I search for your current story.

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