The Restaurant

Flash Fiction

Eleanore walked through the door that Ricardo was holding open for her. The restaurant was one that they had been to many times – it was actually a time capsule for their relationship. What would today bring?

They followed the hostess to a table covered with a blinding white tablecloth, set with gleaming silver.  Georgio took their drink orders, while they sat back to peruse the menu. They both ordered French onion soup, followed by chicken Madrilena. Eleanore would let Ricardo order the wine.

The mood was good – today was going well. It was not time to move on yet.

(c) April 2018 Bonnie Cehovet

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The Happy Squirrel

Happy Squirrel

Image from the “Shadowscape Tarot”, Llewellyn Publications, 2008.

Renata looked at the card she had drawn. She remembered when this deck first arrived, and how excited she was. It was a magickal deck on its own, with the added extra card, The Happy Squirrel, derived from an episode of the Simpsons TV show. Squirrels were active, inquisitive little fur people, and it was a good addition to the deck, in her opinion. Renata was asking the cards about a life decision. The Squirrel seemed to be mocking her, egging her on to take action. Was this a good thing? A shiver went up her spine as she contemplated the Squirrel.

(c) March 2018 Bonnie Cehovet
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The Note

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Anne stood, with the book in her hand. Her sister had disappeared over a month ago, leaving no clue as to where she had gone. She had been reading this book the last time that she saw her. Startled, Anne looked down as a slip of paper floated down from the book. She bent down and picked the paper up. As she read the words, tears came to her eyes. “Know that I am well.” Anne knew in her heart that this message was for her. She took a deep breath, and replaced the book on the shelf.

(c) March 2018 Bonne Cehovet
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Murder On The Orient Express

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“Murder On The Orient Express” is probably my all time favorite movie. (The original movie, that is. I have not even seen the newest version – not sure that I want to.) Who knew that a group of seemingly unconnected people could right a wrong that went so deep. So many lives changed – it is unbelievable! Talk about degrees of seperation! I would have loved to have lived in those times.The train is still running – it is on my bucket list to take this trip one day. I don’t plan on killing anyone – I just want to take the trip.

(c) March 2018 Bonnie Cehovet
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The Face In The Window

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“Who, exactly, is this face in the window?” She had asked herself that many times. The face in the window was not her, that she did know. It was part of the cityscape that she often looked out at. The face was part of the people below, part of the energy of the city. It was not good, it was not bad, it was simply what it was. She often wanted to join her soul and the soul of the face in the window. Perhaps they already were joined, and she just didn’t know it yet. So mote it be.

(c) February 2018 Bonnie Cehovet
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The Stairway

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The dream is very real. I find myself in the middle of an elegant anteroom. I am the only person in the room. I am at peace. My attention moves to a lovely, curved staircase. The bannister is dark wood, the stairs are a pale beige. Beause of the curve, I cannot see where the stairs lead. To an upper level, but what awaits me up there?

I can hear music – very soft music. I move slowly to the stairs, being drawn by some unknown force. I start up the stairs – I am floating, my feet do not touch the stairs.

(c) February 2018 Bonnie Cehovet
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Memory Vase

Vase

Do vases have memories? I certainly hope this one does! It had been in my late husband’s family for generations, and was bequeathed to me by his mother. She and I shared a link that neither one of us really understood, but that we both valued.

The vase came with a letter from my mother-in-law, encouraging me to look deeply into the past, because this is where I would find my future. I ran my hand gently over the bottom of the vase on the inside. There was an envelope there, securely glued. I knew immediately that this was the key to my future.

(c) February 2018 Bonnie Cehovet
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