Wednesday, June 12, 2013

FSF: Home

Five Sentence Fiction – Home



Waking up in the hospital, she had no memory of what brought her to this place or who the man was standing next to her tearfully holding her hand. The doctor explained she had been in a serious car accident and had suffered a head injury; hopefully the amnesia would be temporary.

She was taken by the stranger who had been very nice to her showing her photos of the two of them together dating, at their wedding, and their house, to the place in the photograph.  She wandered through every room finally going out into the beautiful English rose garden. With the sun on her face and the scent of the roses, she inhaled deeply and smiled. Turning to her husband, she said, "I'm home."


Polyvore by Grace2244





17 comments:

  1. I liked it a lot better than I liked the movie "The Vow." Better ending. :)

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    1. A lot of amnesia stories but I vaguely remember that movie. Sad she didn't remember. I have amnesia myself for my past. I would hope this never happened to me that I would lose my new good memories!

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  2. Having this happen is a thought that fills me with horror. To not be able to remember those you love is a nightmare. I take care of Alzheimer's patients. I see people living that nightmare. If I ever found out I had Alzheimer's, I would off myself before I got to that point, seriously. I can think of few worse things.

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    1. This really brought up strong emotions for you. Sorry it took you to that place. Alzheimer's is scary indeed. At least traumatic amnesia can and often is overcome. Thank you for taking the time to read and comment, Dolly.

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  3. Beautifully put, and I love that the scent of the rose garden took her home!

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    1. Thank you, Lisa. I do know scent is a strong memory. Roses would be lovely :))

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  4. Sometimes, you can be home and not know anyone there. It's still home.
    Scott
    Mine: http://kindredspirit23.wordpress.com/2013/06/12/fsf-five-sentence-fiction-61413-home-pg/

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    1. Oh so true. Thank you for reading.

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  5. I like this very much! I really like how such memories can bring us back "Home".

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  6. The sense of smell can be very powerful, bringing up memories that words or pictures fail to produce. Maybe that was the stimulus she needed. Good story!

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  7. How nice that she was able to remember her former life because of a caring husband who took the time to trace their memories for her. Like many of the others commented, this would be a tragedy for me. I hope that the memories I do have will always stay with me. I wish I could remember more of them.
    Very nicely done.

    Barbara A www.allmylivesnow.com

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  8. Thanks to all who read and were so nice to comment. I need to catch up now on others' stories!

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  9. I'm so glad this had a happy ending. The sense of smell is such a powerful thing.

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    1. Thank you, Sara. Yes, it is. And roses can have awesome aromas.

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