Flash Fiction #165


PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson


Nostalgia ain’t what it used to be.

Perhaps the loss and blurring of memories from old age isn’t entirely a bad thing.  We can look back on our lives through the filter of contentment for a life well lived.

We can remember the happy birthdays, the important anniversaries, the great grandkids, and forget the nosy, incompetent co-workers, the uncaring, slave-driver bosses, the crazy neighbors, and the arrogant politicians.

They say that ignorance is bliss, and it can be – in a way.  Just remember that living well is the best revenge.  Accentuate the positive. Eliminate the negative.  Don’t worry.  Be happy!


Click above to hear the great Ella Fitzgerald tell you how to do it.


Go to Rochelle’s Addicted to Purple site and use her Wednesday photo as a prompt to write a complete 100 word story

15 thoughts on “Flash Fiction #165

  1. ellenbest24 says:

    Can’t beat a good Ella! Dont worry be happy is another good sentiment and song. Thank you for this.😇


  2. granonine says:

    When Alzheimer’s sets in, the victim gradually comes to a place of not knowing what has been lost. It is the caregivers who have to endure this long goodbye. Not sure why my mind went there, but it did. 🙂


    • Archon's Den says:

      This story was more about overfull mind distraction, but I understand the sad reality of your thought. I had to endure 7 years of it with my mother. She had several mini-strokes, and then a more serious one. At the end, she still recognized me, but had no idea where and why she was. 😦

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  3. Dale says:

    Not to be one of those overly “cheery” peeps, I do tend to focus on the positive. It’s just so much easier and lighter that way 😉 Of course, as the memory goes, I like to think the happy ones are the toughest and ones that stick around!
    Excellent Ella addition!


    • Archon's Den says:

      I linked a music video to one of my posts, and a regular reader asked if I could do it more often, so I’m obliging. Glad you liked it. I chose Ella – cuz she’s the best – but everybody has done a cover, Aretha Franklin, Frank Sinatra….Lord, even Justin Timberlake. 😯

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  4. jillyfunnell says:

    Emphasizing the positive gets my vote every time. Good writing.


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