After The Funeral (flash fiction)

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After The Funeral

 

I had just come back from the funeral of my girlfriend. We had been in a car crash. I survived, she didn’t.

“How do I go on without her?” I cried out to my father who had come back with me so I wasn’t alone.

“With sisu.” My father replied.

“Sisu?” I didn’t understand.

“It’s a Finnish word for having determination, or possessing inner strength. I know you are strong Kathleen. It may not seem like it now, but I know you will get through this, like I did with your mother.” he told me.

I really hoped so.

 

Joanne Fisher

 

This was written with the prompt sisu provided by the Carrot Ranch May 2 Flash Fiction Challenge.

 

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