One more time #FFFAW #FlashFiction

I waded into the water, one step at a time. It was so different this time.

Every other time , doing this made me happy. I loved the cool water as it touched my skin and took me to a different world. As a kid I enjoyed splashing water on my sisters as we played.

But today, I intended to step deeper into the water. So deep, that I would never come back, atleast not on my own legs. What an irony- the place that made me feel at home was going to become my home forever.

I gathered that last ounce of courage and walked faster. I wanted it to be quick. I heard a distant laughter or was I imagining things. A little boy playing in the water with his sisters. Ending it would be the easiest thing to do. But what about my precious ones I left behind? How would they cope with this?

I stood rooted to the spot figuring out the answer.

(166 words)

Linking up with Priceless Joy who hosts a weekly flash fiction for aspiring writers. You can read the other stories here.

12 thoughts on “One more time #FFFAW #FlashFiction

      1. Yes there is! My niece ended her life and I know if she would have waited until the next morning she would have seen life from a different perspective and would still be alive. It is a very very sad thing.

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