A Piece of Hope

A 100 Word Fiction for #FridayFictioneers. Inspired by a photograph clicked by Kelvin M. Knight that took my muse to this story of hope.

A Piece of Hope

“Give up, Adil. Look for someone else. You’re still young.”

Even her parents had told him that, but he had refused. It had been a year since the accident. It had been a struggle since, but he cared for his wife. After he washed the vessels, he saw her still struggling with her slice of bread.

“Shall I feed you, Nishu?” he asked, sitting down next to her.

She looked at him, and then slowly nodded. He smiled seeing her plate.

piece of hope

She had taken just a piece from the bread, but at last, given him a real piece of hope.

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(© Vinay Leo R. @ I Rhyme Without Reason,
13th September, 2017)


Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

54 thoughts on “A Piece of Hope”

  1. Obviously a very tender and caring love. This reminds me of a little quote I heard:
    A man visiting his wife in the nursing home, she an Alzheimer’s patient, was asked, “Why do you come every day when she doesn’t even know who you are?” His answer: “I still know who she is.”

  2. I loved this beautiful take on the prompt and they way you showed beacon of hope in the end! I am not posting in friday fictioneers but been following it. Read many takes on the prompt till now, but this post beats by previous favorite!

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