Flash Fiction Friday – Not Everything Changes

March 13, 2023, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about a place where children once played. It can be a field, a playground, or any place that attracted children to play. But now it is empty. Abandoned. Go where the prompt leads! Click here for details.

Not Everything Changes- by Hugh W. Roberts

The sun shone brightly on the grassy field where children once played, hunting for colourful Easter eggs.

Years later, the area was overgrown, and the old baskets and eggs were long gone.

But something magical was happening. From the earth, tiny sprouts emerged, turning into flowers of every colour, filling the air with sweet fragrances.

The grown children returned to the field and marvelled at the wondrous sight. They remembered the joy of those long-ago Easter egg hunts and the laughter of their childhood friends.

The field may have changed, but the memories and the spirit of Easter remained.

Image of an old slide in an unused playground
Image Credit: Charli Mills

Written for the 99-word flash fiction challenge hosted by Charli Mills at the Carrot Ranch.

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25 thoughts on “Flash Fiction Friday – Not Everything Changes

  1. I like this Easter story, Hugh. You took a prompt that could have been mournful but turned into something joyous. Why do I think that’s unlike you? 🤔😉😂

    1. Thanks, Terri. A nice story for once. We don’t celebrate St. Patrick’s Day here in Wales. It’s all about St David’s Day (the patron saint of Wales), which falls on March 1st.

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