Last week was quite hectic so I’m running a bit late with my flash fiction! Thanks to Priceless Joy at Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers for hosting and here’s the beautiful picture that inspired my story:
Thanks Dawn for the lovely photo!
Life of the Party
Nancy was in her element, fluttering like a butterfly from guest to guest, chatting light-heartedly while serving canapes and wine. The life of the party.
Nancy and Jack were proud of the beautifully manicured grounds surrounding their extensive estate and were always keen to host a celebration, no matter what the occasion. Nancy would spend many hours sewing matching chair covers and tablecloths and designing exquisite centre-pieces to suit each party’s theme.
In the weeks leading up to their first wedding anniversary Jack built Nancy a magnificent gazebo among the pine trees. Over the years, as each party concluded, Nancy would stand centre-stage, captivating her audience with sweet melodies and enchanting poems.
As dusk fell, on the evening of Nancy’s funeral, Jack gently scattered her ashes under the rose bushes surrounding the gazebo. She was right at home, forever enshrined as the life of the party.