American Gothic – Flash Fiction

11 Feb


It seemed cruel of him to send me the card – he knew it was my favourite painting – the woman, stoic in her love. ‘Such a romantic,’ he said, ‘I prefer Munch.’

I’m getting married and thought I should let you know, was scrawled inside, in that writing I had learned to decipher .

He didn’t give a date or place, nor the name of his bride or an address, but his meaning was clear – although I am getting married, one day you and I will grow old together – wait for me.


This piece was inspired by the painting American Gothic, as posted at Creative Writing Ink

#flashfiction #americangothic #creativewritingink #valentinesday #love


One Response to “American Gothic – Flash Fiction”


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