She looked in the mirror hard and touched her freshly sprouted hair.
Nicholas and Karen thought they knew what love meant until then! Until that moment when they had to fulfil their vows.
He entered the kitchen for the first time in his life. For Karen! He bathed, clothed, cooked, fed, carried and tucked her in bed.
Nicholas fell truly, madly, deeply in love with his wife all over again. Yes, including her bald head! No, Especially her bald head!
Detected with Cancer early this year, Karen discovered more than just her hair at the end of it. Marking their 25th wedding anniversary today, they read aloud their vows to each other one more time.
´I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health. I will love you and honour you all the days of my life.´
(Word Count: 146)
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Such a sweet story.. true love knows no bounds 🙂
Thank you so much again for your lovely words of appreciation, my dear! Absolutely, true love has no bounds watsover. 🙂 Keep reading! Hugs!
Such a beautiful and touching story. The meaning of true love. But not everyone stays with their spouse when their appearance change due to cancer. When you fall in love with someone, it should be with their heart not how they look. I have a family member who had breast cancer and she removed both breast. Then her husband just left her . But thank God she has loving family that are always there for her.😘😘😘😘😘
I know what you mean, Hanan! An ailment or sickness is sadly looked down upon society as a curse or a handicap of some sort. Forgetting conveniently, we will all succumb to some illness or the other someday and eventually die. It is sad the husband left your friend…but these are times when love is truly tested…Financial downs, chronic health issues and times of professional failure. Keep reading and thank so much for sharing your thoughts. Love and Hugs!
A complete story is so few words. Have you done the six word challenge?
Thank you so much for your encouraging words, Cheryl! Firstly, it is such a pleasant surprise to see you here. A warm welcome to my blog. I have written a book review of your ebook for A to Z challenge. You will find it in here in the Book review category. 🙂 No, I havent yet heard of the six word challenge as yet. Would love to know more if you can share the details with me. Thank you so much! Keep stopping by and reading! Love and God Bless!
When I saw this prompt I was a little confused as to how to start. That’s why I came here to read take on the prompt. And as I presumed, you did it so well Tina!
I used to write 6-word story as a tweet only when I started writing. It was a great practice too.
Hi Geethica! So nice to see you in here. Thank you so much for those generous words of appreciation.I´m glad you liked and connected with it. Do try this prompt…everyone has a different way of looking at things. I would love to read your take on this one. 6 word sure seems very challenging but I am intrigued with the idea. Would love to attempt it. Keep stopping by and reading! Hugs!
Such a sweet and short story this one. Loved it 🙂
Hi Shamik! Firstly, a warm welcome to my blog. Thank you so much for the appreciation. I´m glad you liked this story. This is Micro fiction and the story has to be under 150 words. Happy that you connected with it. Keep stopping by and reading! Cheers!
Thanks Tina for those words. I surely will. I liked your blog and reading a couple of the posts now 🙂
Cool! Please do let me know if it goes…and ..would love to know your thoughts on them. Keep visting and reading! Cheers!
This is beautiful and a great take on the photo prompt. You have captured the essence of love, marriage, and commitment in these 150 words.
Hi Neha! Thank you so much! Exactly, you surmised it so well. Absolutely, marriage is sacred for a reason because love is supposed to be pure, divine, unconditional and timeless. So glad you felt the same way I did when I was penning this story down. Keep stopping by! Cheers!
That’s very touching.
Hi Ashiot! Thank you so much! Glad this story moved you and it connected with you in some way. Keep stopping by and reading! Cheers!
Good take on the prompt, Tina. You’ve spun a lovely tale here.
Hi Varsh! Thank you so much…glad you liked the story! Keep reading! Love and Cheers!
Very touching story. All the best. I hope this story wins.
Hi Paresh! Thank you so much..I´m glad you liked this one. So sweet for the wishes…I loved your writeup on your grandmother..that was very sweet and I was moved by your post. Keep writing and stopping by here as well. Cheers!
A beautiful take on this pic…
Hi Dr.Roshan! Thank you so much for your appreciation. Always special and means a lot! Keep reading and feel free to give an honest take. Cheers!
You tucked the essence of love in this short tale very beautifully. I loved the way you ended with reciting their vows marking 25th anniversary!
Hi Keerthi! Thank you so much for appreciating this one and I´m glad you liked it. Yes, the conclusion has romance written all over it though the vows…read again. Yesterday once more! 🙂
Heart-touching post! You have added a wholae new perspective to the picture. 🙂
Hi Disha! Thank you so much! I´m glad you liked this one. Keep stopping by! Love and Cheers!
All you guys who take part in this #FridayFotoFiction.. you are amazing… Thanks Tina for such a wonderful story in so limited words.. 😍😍😍
Hi Adi! Wow, thanks so much for your generous words of praise for all of us participants. You are indeed most kind and encouraging. I love your poetry as well and this is so rare…regional poetry and you take the pains to translate them for wider reach. Keep going and stopping by as well. Cheers!
Thanks yaar… I will keep it going… 🙂
Hi Adi! Have you taken part in Indian Blogger Awards 2017? If not, please do ASAP…they have regional blog nominations too? I think you stand a good change. The deadline is 6PM, 3 Oct, 2017. Give it a go! Cheers!
What a lovely tale! Something like this happened with my parents as well. So I’m deeply emotional reading your take on the prompt! 🙂
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HI Shalini! Thank you so much, my dear! Wow! That is true love if you ask me…when the going is rough, and you go out of our comfort zone for the one you love. I´m glad you could connect so well to this story and Love can conquer any mountain:) Keep reading! Love and God Bless!
What a lovely story. Cancer (& any form of illness or problem) does show the true face of people. lovely to read of a story which is true in sickness too
Hi Isheeria! Always love seeing you in here! So glad you liked the story…exactly, the darkest days show who your true friends are. 🙂 Keep reading…:)
What a unique take on the prompt Tina!Can feel the love here!
Hi Sara! Firstly a warm welcome to my blog. I´m glad this is your first read here. As a writer, I am personally very proud of how this story turned out. Can you feel the love tonight? Absolutely..It has romance written all over it 🙂 Keep reading! Love and Cheers!
The most creative take on this photo prompt by far. Well done!
Hey Mahak! Firstly a warm welcome to my blog. So good to see you in here. I am glad you think so. Thank you so much..:).I know most made the two characters guys…brotherly, paternal, homosexual sort of love angle to it. This was the only heterosexual story in the series..I think 🙂 So glad, it was different and yet something everyone could relate to. Keep stopping by! Cheers!
That’s a nice story Tina. Signs of a very good man indeed. Thanks for linking up with #FridayFotoFiction.
Hi Tina! Always loved how sharp and observant you are! Yes, signs of a very good man indeed….of being raised well or right. My pleasure linking this up with #FridayFotoFiction and thank you so much for picking this as the winning story along with Akshata´s. Hugs!
Such a beautiful story and a great take on the prompt. Thank you for writing for #FridayFotoFiction , Tina.
Hi Mayuri! Thank you so much, my dear! I am truly glad this story in particular won. This one is really special to me. I love writing for your prompts…It´s fun and challenging to say the least! Love and Hugs!
Renewing the vows after 25 long years and standing by in days of gloom… heart warming take on the prompt Tina.
– Anagha From Team MocktailMommmies
Hey Anagha! Thank you so so much! Yes, Isn´t that when love is tested….in the darkest phase 🙂 Keep reading! Hugs!
This is so beautiful Tina. The true essence of love.
Thank you so much, Akshata! This is lovely coming from you, fellow winner of this week´s contest. Yayyy! Hugs!
Truly the best story of the last week. Loved this.
Hi Prats! Thank you so much! I´m glad you felt this way and also that this story, in particular got selected! Keep stopping by! Lowe and Cheers!
Very touching story, Tina. So believable too. I saw that with my Dad – married 66 years and being so protective of Mom especially in the last 10 years.
Hi Corinne! So lovely to have you here and comment. Thank you so much for wonderful appreciation. Wow….66 years of marriage is simply blessed….they are great role models of what love ought to be. Need more such good souls…esp in the world we currently live in today! Will call you soon…..:) Love and Hugs!
Thank you so much for the appreciation, Raj! Keep reading 🙂
Heyya how to write those Friday blogs
HI Rashmi! You have to visit either Tina Basu or Mayuri Nidagallu´s blog and check the weekly photo prompts. Hope this helped! Keep stopping by!