FFfAW – Ice Swan

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The swan pond, on the edge of my property, was inhabited by the marriage of two beautiful swans, a cob (male) and a pen (female).

My favorite thing to do was to sit on my back porch, relax in the porch swing, and watch these magnificent birds glide on the surface of the pond. They were so contented and peaceful. I was drawn into their lives.

I watched as they raised their swanlings, and I watched these swanlings grow up, leave the nest while a new bevy of swanlings came along. I witnessed the miracle of “swanmanship,” and it was truly remarkable.

No surprise that I chose a swan as my ice sculpture for my wedding anniversary party. After all, swans represent fidelity and loyalty.

Everything was wonderful until the ice sculpture began melting.

I couldn’t find my husband – or my best friend.


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Thank you Sonya O. for our photo prompt this week

This is my submission for the challenge, Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. It is a fun flash fiction challenge. We are given a prompt photo and approximately 100-175 words with which we use to build our stories. It’s fun and addicting. All are welcome to participate. For more information, click on this link: FFfAW

To read the other participant’s stories, click on the blue froggy button:



65 thoughts on “FFfAW – Ice Swan

  1. This had me enrpatured for I LOVE swans! I was feeling so good and then the end was like WHOA! Wait, that can’t happen! Good job at the element of surprise!

  2. I’m hoping that it was a coincidence that your husband and friend went missing at the same time, else poor girl with simple dreams will have her heartbroken. Wonderful story with a surprise ending

  3. That surprise at the end was very unexpected and well crafted. I really like this story even though it doesn’t have a happy ending.

  4. Such an unexpected ending! It’s unfortunate that her husband doesn’t seem to have the same feelings about loyalty and fidelity as her. Good story. πŸ™‚

  5. The wedding where my Husband and I met…(true, true) the party favors were swans. πŸ™‚
    Hope there was a melting of hearts once the hubby was found πŸ˜‰
    I just like happy endings…well most of the time.
    Thanks for stopping by ‘A Proper Perspective?’ – it was fun to write ~ Jules

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