The Secret Smile


This story was published as part of The First Hub Flash Fiction AnthologyI would really like to thank my editor Rob Hawes who quickly edited this piece. I would be totally lost without his friendship, his encouragement and of course, his great editing skills. Honestly, Rob makes me look good and I can't thank him enough

Life's journey is always much more interesting if you have someone to share it with, particularly if that someone     has a secret smile just for you...

Summary by Rob Hawes

 

When Sean met Luce at the library, she smiled at him, and in that moment Sean decided that she was the most beautiful girl in the world.

 

That night, Sean walked her home, and when he kissed her goodnight, she gave him her secret smile…the smile that was just for him.  Sean knew that she was the most beautiful girl in the world

 

After the minister pronounced them husband and wife, Luce held onto Sean’s hand and gave him a secret smile….the smile that was just for him.  Sean knew that she was the most beautiful girl in the world.

 

After each of their three children were born, Luce always gave Sean her secret smile…the smile that was just for him.  Sean knew that she was the most beautiful girl in the world.

 

So many secret smiles passed over the next fifty years, and Sean treasured each one as he knew they were his and his alone.

 

In the hospital room, just before she closed her eyes for the last time, Luce gave Sean one final secret smile….the smile that was just for him.  Sean knew that she was and always would be the most beautiful girl in the world.

 

(c) Bev 2008