Wednesday 1 April 2020

Wings Of Love

He was terribly missing her.
How’d he tolerate the pain?  

Though they spoke many times, telephone conversations weren’t enough.
Social distance was killing him.

She’d gone to Italy, while he was in Spain. 

After lockdown, she couldn’t return...
"If coronavirus doesn't kill me, your absence surely will...," he said.

He woke up with high fever. 
Was it the effect of the dreaded virus or isolation from loved one? 

She longed to run her hands on his face, and help him recover.
PHOTO PROMPT - Douglas M. MacIlroy

Technology doesn’t give these pleasures.

When the winged visitor reached his window, he knew he received "love from Italy". 

100 words story for Friday Fictioneers

What do you think happened next? Did he recover? Does he have Covid-19? 
Please share in the comments below.

Stay Home. Stay Safe. Take Care.


  1. Dear Anita,

    An unexpected ending to a sad story.



  2. We've both written characters projecting longing onto nature. And who's to say they're not right?

  3. I think it's probably bad news. Nicely done.

  4. Oh no please tell me it ends all good..

  5. Oh that was so evocative! Hope they both survive.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

  6. So many will be stuck in these tragic circumstances at the moment, not even able to attend funerals. Heartbreaking.

  7. Sadness followed by a hint of hope. Nice one.

  8. It was lovely while it lasted.

  9. Excruciating depiction of the kind of scenarios going on across the globe.

  10. My DIL, visiting her parents in a European country, flew back home the day before that country closed the border. My son says it still makes his heart stop to think how close they came to an indefinite separation.

  11. Technology contact is better than nothing. We can connect. I think snail mail like back in the day would be harder.

    Still there is a longing technology can't erase.

    The bird is a nice touch.

  12. The bird is a very ambiguous messenger; it could symbolise good or bad news. I hope for good; after all, most cases of Covid 19 recover. It would be awful to be in one country while your beloved is in another.

  13. Let's stay positive. They both have iPhones. The only bad part is the telephone bill in the end. :)

  14. Such small omens are what keeps us believing. Hope they make it back to each other's arms.

  15. Sad tale and with a fantastic ending. Well done


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