Three months after Kate’s husband died, a hummingbird visited her kitchen window.
Shimmering in the morning light, its colors were very different from the other birds that buzzed around her yard. It hovered in front of the window, as if seeking her attention.
Feeling a strong connection to the bird, Kate placed her finger on the glass. The hummingbird touched its bill to the other side, and even followed her finger as she drew a figure eight. It stayed for a long beat, then backed away. And, with a glint in its eye, darted off.
Her husband had kept his promise.
Howard Dart Humeston says
Awesome piece of fiction.
Jan K says
A Promise Kept immediately draws the reader into a space most can relate to, then leaves us wanting for more. Well done!
Dona Kirsten says
Such a beautiful poignant story. A tender moment in time that brings comfort and healing to a bereaved spouse. I was engaged immediately and wanted to read more. Thank you, Jennifer!
A moment in time, but so much more. The connection we feel sometimes to those that are gone, if only for a few seconds.
So much meaning poacked into so few words!
So much meaning packed into so few words!
What a touching story!! So beautiful.
Jenn B. says
So beautiful! So much shared in so few words.
Her words paint a vivid, beautiful picture I can see in my mind’s eye, yet the 101 words isn’t much more than they allow you on Twitter these days. Less truly is more.
I love this Jennifer! Brought a happy tear to my eye?
Meant ! not ?
Ann D. says
So much pathos communicated in so few words. A wonderful moment shared so beautifully. Loved it!
Mishell Rose says
Hard to believe you created an entire story in only a few words! A touching story without being sticky sweet and a good ending, too.
A lovely and poignant moment, beautifully captured.
Tom Baldwin says
Beautifully done, with a superb last sentence.
Diann T. says
Wow! So touching! Brought a tear to my eye. I want to read more of your works.
I swiped the bottom of my i-pad in a rush. There had to be more. It couldn’t end here. Still grief stricken after enduring life for the last three months, the sun has indeed risen again for this anguished widow. Her pain released. The tightness that gripped her heart is free to leave her weary soul. Jennifer J had me from the opening line; a page-turner of what has to emerge as an acclaimed novel whenever Jennifer J is ready to share her work of fiction. This tease is so simple, yet true, for anyone who has lost a loved one has experienced incidents that proves the presence of that loved one is eternal.
So so beautiful..
A lovely moment and we’ll written. It allows the reader to picture it in their mind and leaves you wanting to want more!
Wow. There’s so much packed into so few words. Touching and beautifully written.
Scott Bush says
Such a cute story.
Oh my gosh, Jennifer. You left me wanting more, yet no more is needed! Beautiful!
So charming and concise. Leaves you wanting to read more by the author. Love it!
Ruthie Meyer says
Jennifer Meyer was able to slake my thirst for a heart filled story . Very well beautifully written .
So much meaning packed into the the last sentence; caught me by surprise! Thanks for the story! I really enjoyed it.
I loved it????!!………,,our departed loved ones are always with us……in one way or another.
Waiting for Jennifer J to write more.
Dave B. says
As always, Jennifer, masterfully done.
Tyler T says
Short in words, but long in emotion. Simple in form, but complex in substance. Keep it up Jennifer!
You deserve every one of those admiring comments. Add mine! Superb.
I love this story. What beautiful gifts can be found in nature.
Robert Burns says
This is a wonderful story, Jennifer!