"Here is my secret. It is very simple: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.."- Antoine de Saint Exupéry

The Statue

The statue.
As he arrived in the square his heart stopped beating for a moment.
Her memory filled up his mind, the image of the days when she was working on this piece, their last month together, the night before she had to leave, her tragic accident.
His eyes looking at the statue he remembered her saying “I’m dead without you”.
He saw just now the dispair the woman silhouette showed, as if she had the premonition of what was about to happen.
“I’m dead without you too.”
There he was, eyes in tears.  Alone with her, lost without her.

copyright-David Stewart

100 words

memyselfandela, 2013

This is my entry for the Friday Fictioneers Challenge

23 responses

  1. So very sad. Very good writing b

    February 16, 2013 at 00:23

    • 🙂 life is sad sometimes…
      Thank you Deana.

      February 16, 2013 at 20:58

  2. Very dark and tragic. Did she drown?

    February 16, 2013 at 01:44

    • I would say the woman sculptor died in a car accident, yet her sculpture looks like a drowning woman…
      Many thanks for reading and for the comment my friend. 🙂

      February 16, 2013 at 01:52

  3. Nicely done, I enjoyed this.

    February 16, 2013 at 08:24

  4. Tragic. Emotions well written.

    February 16, 2013 at 11:02

    • Thank you so much Rochelle, you honour me. 🙂

      February 16, 2013 at 11:42

  5. It’s not going to be easy with a reminder like this every day! Well done.

    Just one small thing–to keep your tenses all the same you need, “showed” instead of “shows” in this: “woman silhouette shows” 🙂


    February 16, 2013 at 13:47

    • Well you can tell that English is not my first language… 😛 Thank you, I will correct it.
      Many thanks for reading and for your great comment, dear Janet.Have a great weekend.

      February 16, 2013 at 14:10

      • What amazes me is how well all the English-as-a-second-language speakers in this group use English, often better than many native speakers I know! I only wish I spoke and wrote another language as well. No many chances to use another language here, though, unless perhaps Spanish.


        February 16, 2013 at 14:12

      • 🙂 I guess we all do our best to use English as good as possible. I’m still learning after using this language in the last 20 years. I read and write because I love English and because it helps me learn more.
        East-Europeans like me had the chance to learn several foreign languages (or maybe they were forced by the situation). Here in UK there’s not such a great interest in speaking foreign languages.
        Many thanks dear Janet.

        February 16, 2013 at 14:34

      • We English speakers are fortunate that English is the language of the world to a great extent. Since our entire country speaks the same language, there’s often no reason to learn another language. If each state spoke a different language, we’d all know more, too! In Europe, if you travel much, you’ll probably have at least some words of a number of languages (or you should!) 🙂

        February 16, 2013 at 14:40

      • Yes, one should know at least some words in other languages when traveling abroad, it helps a lot…. 🙂

        February 16, 2013 at 14:42

      • Please, thank you, and where is the bathroom come to mind!

        February 16, 2013 at 14:44

      • 🙂 yes 😆

        February 16, 2013 at 14:52

  6. Tragic romance, nice take.

    February 16, 2013 at 14:16

  7. Bee

    Ohhhh…that’s so sad. Nice take on the prompt.

    February 16, 2013 at 16:44

  8. Very tragic, very real. It touched me deep.

    February 17, 2013 at 11:39

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