#FF — Reunited

PHOTO PROMPT © John Nixon

Dave is impatient. Peter pulsed him with news that she would be arriving at three, and it is almost four.

Dave arrived here five years ago and hasn’t yet adjusted to seeing the second-hand shop as a Way Station. Or that the streets aren’t paved in gold. Or that you have to be here for a thousand years to earn your wings.

The yellow fluorescent ceiling light flickers. The Tardis sound reaches him before it materializes. Its door whooshes open and out she steps, wrapped in a white sheet. She looks confused until she sees him. Her smile is radiant.

[100 words]

My mom passed away yesterday. I’m imagining her and my stepdad are having a joyful reunion right now.

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields is the energetic host of Friday Fictioneers.

70 Comments Add yours

  1. Sadje says:

    Nice bit of fan fiction Li.

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome my friend

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  2. Iain Kelly says:

    So sorry to hear about your Mom, Sending comforting thoughts – and someplace where they can be together again is certainly a comfort at times like these. All the best.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Iain, thank you for your kind thoughts. Much appreciated.

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  3. neilmacdon says:

    I liked the confusion until she saw a loved face

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    1. msjadeli says:

      thank you ❤

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  4. Fandango says:

    I’m sorry about your mom.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Fandango thank you

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Neel thank you.

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  5. pennygadd51 says:

    I’m sorry to hear about your mom, Lisa. I’ll pray for you.
    Thank you for going ahead and doing FF regardless; you’ve written a nice bit of fanfic. I liked the accuracy with which you noted that he could hear the Tardis before it appeared.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Penny, thank you so much for your kind comment. I’m finding it easier to get lost in writing than to think about the reality that my mom is not in the world of the living anymore. I always liked the sound of the Tardis and love the idea of joining Dave there at the end of the journey.

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  6. I am so sorry about your mom, Li. Take care. ❤️

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Punam many thanks for your kind words ❤

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  7. Dale says:

    I read this, read your footnote and reread it. It takes on a whole different meaning with that little extra bit.
    I really do have to watch Dr. Who one day. I feel like a maroon…
    It’s good to be able to keep busy when we are in the in-between of things that need to be done and dealing with the sorrow. Sending you more love.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      ❤ exactly, Dale.

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  8. Lovely piece Lisa and sending you good wishes at this time.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Peter, I thank you and welcome the benevolence ❤

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  9. It’s such a beautiful thought, Lisa. So sorry again for your loss, and I hope you’re right!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      me too, Christian

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  10. memadtwo says:

    The ending is just right. Xo K

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  11. nelkumi says:

    So sorry for your loss. Sending cyber hugs.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Nelkumi, much needed and appreciated.

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  12. My thoughts are with you Lisa, I hope she’s in a happy place.

    An excellent take on the prompt, well done.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Keith, thank you for your kind words. I know she is ❤

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  13. Badfinger (Max) says:

    Whoa…I didn’t expect to read about the Tardis appearing! That was cool.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Max. They just want you to think its fictional 😉

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  14. trentpmcd says:

    I am sorry about your mom. I hope that reunion is a glorious event in a better setting than a second hand shop…

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much, Trent. I’m sure they don’t care where it is as long as they are reunited.

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  15. James McEwan says:

    To believe in the Tardis gives us all hope of wonderful reunions.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      James, I agree!

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  16. Lisa, above all my heart aches for your Mother’s passing. This must be a very sorrowful time for you. Sending healing hugs your way … May your memories continue to keep her close.
    Good story too.
    Isadora 😎

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you so much for your kind comment, Isadora ❤

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  17. Sending you so much love Lisa. 💖💖💖

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      1. 💖🙏💖🙏🙏💖

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  18. Bill says:

    What a wonderfully charming story and reason for it. My condolences for your loss.

    Thinking about my mom and her seeing either of her husbands I can here her say, “Hell no. Not again.” 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Bill, thank you. They really loved each other and she was lost without him.

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  19. Mike says:

    I am sorry to hear about your mother, losing someone you love is always hard. Mike

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Mike, I appreciate your condolences. Yes, it is.

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  20. plaridel says:

    i’m sorry for your loss. my sister also lost her husband on jun 15. may they both rest in peace.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Plaridel. So sorry to hear of your sister’s husband’s passing.

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  21. Sandra says:

    So sorry for your loss. Your story takes on a new and poignant meaning. x

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Sandra, thank you ❤

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  22. Dear Lisa,

    What a lovely and imaginative tribute to your parents. I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending hugs.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Rochelle, thank you very much ❤
      Shalom,
      Lisa

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  23. Andrea Robinson-Decorating Pumpkins Differently says:

    Lisa this was very well written. I’m so terribly sorry for your loss.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you. Much appreciated condolences, thank you.

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  24. Laurie Bell says:

    Oh I love this
    And the reunion! Gorgeous. I am sure it is happening exactly as you wrote. I’m so sorry about your mom.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Laurie, and your condolences are appreciated.

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  25. Margaret says:

    So sorry to read of your mother’s passing, Lisa. Your story is very moving and I love the idea of the characters’ personalities and reactions to their surroundings being preserved wherever they are in their afterlife. I also love the Tardis touch. It’s so good that writing about sun things in stories helps us to deal with them in the real world.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Margaret, thank you for your thoughtful and kind comment.

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  26. Nobbinmaug says:

    I’m sorry for your loss. I hope it was time. It’s far worse when it’s not.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much for your condolences, Nobbin.

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  27. Raina B. says:

    That was a lovely piece and it is beautiful how you can turn grief into words that radiate hope, positivity, love and warmth. I am sorry for your loss and I am affirmative that she is in a good place, happy and in his care. Take care ❤️

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    1. msjadeli says:

      ❤ Raina, thank you for your kind words.

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  28. granonine says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. It is remarkable that you used it to write a truly lovely story for this post.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Linda, thank you very much. Writing is so many things for me right now, respite and processing as two of them.

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  29. GHLearner says:

    When you talked about your mom in my comments, I didn’t realize that she passed away just recently. I’m so sorry.
    A lovely story, too.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Gabi, thank you for your condolences.

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  30. Anita says:

    And then they met again 🙂
    Love triumphs at the end.

    Here’s my story-
    Are You There? – Anita

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks so much for your kind comment, Anita.

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  31. M says:

    my condolences, Jade ~

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, M.

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