Evanescent – Flash Fiction


Theirs was a short, passionate history going back years.  They had been close. So close they could read each other’s minds.  They would often finish each other’s sentences as if they were one and the same person.  Kindred spirits who ran feely with not a care in the world.

Their bond was deep but it was evanescent. It seemed to us that as quickly as it had blossomed, it was over

They say there are moments caught between heartbeats where love lies dormant, sometimes for a lifetime.  All it takes is for that one special soul to find their way in into the layers of our mind and ignite that fiery passion.  

This is how it was for them.  The spark was kindled but they took no care of their fire.  The embers were left dying in the dirt until it burned no more.

Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©

Kim of Writing in North Norfolk is hosting Prosery
at D'Verse Poets tonight and has asked us to write
a flash fiction piece that includes these words from
a Louis MacNeice poem called 'Coda"
There are moments caught between heart-beats’.
Prosery requirement is exactly 144 words excluding the title.

Image by Alejandro Tuzzi from Pixabay 
Word Prompts
Evanescent - RDP
History - FOWC

  29 comments for “Evanescent – Flash Fiction

  1. April 13, 2020 at 2:20 pm

    I recently started blogging. This is some really good stuff I am coming across.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 19, 2020 at 9:20 am

      Good luck with your blog 🙂

  2. February 19, 2020 at 6:23 pm

    Awesome post, Christine!! Loved the topic and your wonderful words!! Sad ending to let love die out of carelessness!!! Bellissimo, Christine!!
    xoxo – 💖🌹

    • Christine Bolton
      February 19, 2020 at 9:41 pm

      Aww, thanks Chuck. As always, you are so sweet 🥰

      • February 23, 2020 at 7:03 am

        Always love reading your words!!!
        xoxo 🌹🌹😊

  3. February 19, 2020 at 5:51 pm

    Love that ending, Christine!

    • Christine Bolton
      February 19, 2020 at 9:40 pm

      Thank you so much! I really appreciate it ☺️🥰

  4. February 18, 2020 at 4:01 pm

    I think they lived for passion but forget the friendship

    • Christine Bolton
      February 18, 2020 at 6:09 pm

      Yes! Without that they were doomed 😕

  5. February 18, 2020 at 12:56 pm

    Yes a powerful piece and wise. Thank you for sharing this.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 18, 2020 at 3:34 pm

      Thank you so much! 🙂

      • February 18, 2020 at 3:39 pm

        Of course. 🙂

      • February 18, 2020 at 9:57 pm


  6. February 18, 2020 at 10:21 am

    Great story! Sad when that happen in a relationship! Passion is just a fuse waiting to be lit!

    • Christine Bolton
      February 18, 2020 at 12:04 pm

      Indeed it is Dwight! 🙂

  7. February 18, 2020 at 8:12 am

    A cautionary tale, the fire beginning must always be stoked, so true, and yes so sad too, a powerful piece in its telling.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 18, 2020 at 8:49 am

      Thank you Paul. I appreciate it very much ☺️

  8. February 18, 2020 at 4:11 am

    A sad story, Christine. Sometimes that is what happens with intense relationships, in which you can read each other’s minds and finish each other’s sentences. Sometimes you have to be able to relax. I love the fire metaphor.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 18, 2020 at 7:38 am

      Thank you Kim. You provided a wonderful prompt for us 🙂 The line was beautiful

      • February 18, 2020 at 11:42 am


  9. February 18, 2020 at 3:47 am

    beautifully written, a love that sparked but did not stay burning, i could feel the sadness and regret so well articulated.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 18, 2020 at 7:37 am

      Thanks Gina. I think we all question lost opportunities and wonder why relationships sometimes don’t work out.

      • February 18, 2020 at 7:40 am

        yes we do and sometimes there is just no answer and we must accept that

  10. February 18, 2020 at 3:25 am

    Great writing! They wasted the great opportunity of life I feel.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 18, 2020 at 7:36 am

      Thanks Sadje. I think sometimes people don’t know what they’ve got until it’s too late.

      • February 18, 2020 at 10:12 am

        You’re welcome Christine. Absolutely right.

  11. February 17, 2020 at 11:58 pm

    That’s beautifully written, Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 18, 2020 at 12:08 am

      Thanks so much Chris ☺️

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