No Card

99 Words

By Ami (Gypsie) Offenbacher-Ferris

Response to picture prompt and 100 word challenge.

This is the first year without his card. Every year for forty-two years he sent the sweetest Valentine’s Day card with an invitation to dine out as though we were young and it was our first date.

I would take a long bath in gardenia perfumed water, do my toes and nails, apply the usually not worn make-up and dry my hair into some-what controllable waves. I have very curly hair that likes to roll up and stay on my head so I rarely bother using the blow-dryer.

Not this year. I miss you love.


  1. Sadje says:

    Such a beautiful story Ami.

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    1. Thankfully, at least for me, this is a work of fiction. But I do have several friends that have lost their husbands and the pain is overwhelming. Thank you for reading. 😊

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      1. I can imagine. I still miss my parents, Dad died in 1996 and Mum 2018. I am lucky to have some wonderful memories.

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  2. Yes, both my parents are gone as well. Mother in 1996 and father in 2019. Seems like yesterday when I was ten years old and playing outside with my sisters. So fast it slips away …..


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