Letting Go

Posted: March 8, 2023 in Friday Fictioneers
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Papa! Look! One side of that big cloud is the color of mercury; the other side is gold. And the little one on the right is a cream-colored rose!

Yes, Moppet.

And there! Those weeds look like snowballs with flecks of green glitter inside. Do you see that? Do you?

Oh, Moppet, your imagination tires me, Papa says, only to himself.

Papa! We could ride for miles across this snow, passing icebergs on sleighs painted with flowers!

Now Papa watches his daughter slip into her husband’s arms knowing he is blessed with a woman who will change his world.

  1. neilmacdon says:

    I hope the new husband is worthy

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  2. Dale says:

    Awww… so hard for a daddy to let go of his little girl!

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  3. kittysverses says:

    A beautiful tale. 🙂


  4. Iain Kelly says:

    It does all pass that quickly too. Cherish those moments.

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  5. Dear Lish,

    Sunrise, Sunset, swiftly flie the years. Lovely, touching story.



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  6. I will regret the day my granddaughter stops painting scenes on the sky. Lucky are those who see beauty and adventure everywhere.

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  7. A touching tale indeed.

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  8. I hope he is smart enough to embrace that change.

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  9. plaridel says:

    it’s wonderful! i love a happy ending. 🙂

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  10. CGraith says:

    A sweet muse by a father.

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  11. James McEwan says:

    Now that Moppet has grown, will her imagination still be as wild. a nice moment of watching a young daughter change into a mature woman.

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  12. notestowomen says:

    What a lovely story, Alicia. I bet Papa has fond memories of his little Moppet’s wild imagination.

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  13. poetisatinta says:

    How swiftly the years pass by lovely tale ❤

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  14. elmowrites says:

    Cute kid but yes, they are exhausting too.

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  15. A beautiful and bitter-sweet story. The ending was perfect as the father releases his daughter. I loved it!

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  16. msjadeli says:

    I echo Neil’s thoughts, I hope her husband is worthy of such a gem of a partner.

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  17. Laurie Bell says:

    Awwwwwww this is lovely
    That best husband better treat her right and savour her creativity

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  18. Bill says:

    A lovely and uplifting story. Nicely done.

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