Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #158- Living in Focus

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Spending time with her daughter was precious to Dana. Even when Jackie wasn’t nearby, Dana’s memories of “their moments” were vivid because she had been blessed with the ability to “see” memories by replaying them in her mind. Now that her eyesight was failing her, with a diagnosis that it would never improve, Dana valued her ‘memory catalog’ even more.
As Jackie sat across the table on their Mother/Daughter brunch date, Dana snapped a photo of her. This way she could see her daughter clearly once she could get home and enlarge it on her computer. It seemed an odd new ritual but her exceptional memory, after all, was triggered by visual clues and the real world was getting fuzzy.
When Dana got home, she delighted in staring at her lovely girl. As she drank in the joy of the day, Dana had a thought she’d never before had… “If all people took time to focus more clearly on moments, there would be far more joy experienced in this world.”



https://fivedotoh.com/2022/02/28/fandangos-flash-fiction-challenge-158/

18 thoughts on “Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #158- Living in Focus

  1. Fandango 02/28/2022 / 4:23 pm

    A very warm-hearted take on the photo. Nicely done.

  2. Sadje 02/28/2022 / 10:27 pm

    A heartwarming story Susan

    • Susan St.Pierre 03/01/2022 / 7:38 am

      Thank-you Sadje. Right now, comforting thoughts are all I have to offer. ❤

      • Sadje 03/01/2022 / 7:52 am

        You’re welcome! Very true.

  3. Lauren 03/01/2022 / 12:23 am

    Such a lovely story.

  4. Mason Bushell 03/01/2022 / 9:46 am

    Aww, what a lovely reason to take that photo. Such a lovely tale with a sad heart, well done, Susan.

      • Mason Bushell 03/01/2022 / 11:59 am

        You’re welcome.
        Yup, its going good, had a full writing day today which was nice. How are you?

  5. Eugenia 03/05/2022 / 12:30 pm

    What a lovely story, Susan.

      • Eugenia 03/06/2022 / 5:12 pm

        My pleasure, Susan! ❤️

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