A Shattered Dream
By Donna L Martin
Saturday was finally here. The sun was out, the temperature a chilly 22 degrees, and the ice on the pond perfect for a quick game. Tillie slowly skated the edges of the pond and dug her toe pick in the ice every few feet, stopping just long enough to catch her breath before pushing herself forward again. The doctors said she would never walk again but she proved them wrong. They said she would never skate again but they couldn't keep her down for long.
They didn't understand her driving need to be here. She would live on the ice if she could; throw a bedroll in the shed and grow old here. Michael's scent still lingered in the air. They both learned to skate on this pond. Shared their first kiss here. There was even a time when she thought they would be married right there in the middle of this pond. But the accident changed all that.
Changed the dream of a gold medal. Now it was just her, the fight to start a new dream, and the ice.
***Now it's your turn. What happens next? Where's Michael? Can Tillie rebuild her life? Can she pick up the pieces of a shattered dream and hope again? (Lol...I sound like the back of a romance novel...;~) Join in the fun with a sentence or a paragraph. You don't have to run with my flash fiction...if someone else comments and you want to add to their story, then go for it. Let's see where this picture prompt takes us!***