Hero in a different light.

You must think I’m despicable”, he whispered and hid his face in his hands.

He had told her everything. That he had a 7 year old daughter he hadn’t seen in 6, that he only 4 years ago had been so depressed that he hadn’t been able to get out of bed for weeks and that he as a result had seen his job go down the drain.

Now she’d finally see him for what he was- a mess.

She did see, but differently.
“You’ve been through hell, and you’re still here.
“I  don’t think you’re despicable”, she said,
“you’re my hero.”

This post is in response to carrot ranch’s flash fiction challenge: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that “rethinks the hero.”

I love doing these, getting everything said in exactly 99 words is always a great challenge, but it’s so fun!


5 thoughts on “Hero in a different light.

  1. Cendrine Marrouat says:

    Very well written piece! You pack a bunch with only a few words!

    I have recently announced my new literary genre: the Flashku. It borrows from flash fiction and a couple of poetry forms that I invented. You should give it a try! It’s right up your alley: https://abpoetryjournal.com/announcing-flashku/.

    Disclaimer: I am one of the founders of Auroras & Blossoms and we would be delighted if you considered submitting something to our anthology. Visit the “Submit” section for more information. 🙂

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