This is my contribution to the Cherished Blogfest I mentioned earlier here. I kept it to my normal Flash Fiction Friday format. I hope that you enjoy, and that you’ll go out and visit all the others participating in this. You can find a list of them here. Maybe you’d like to participate, too. I hope you do.
A Cherished Word
On my table sits a portal. It is a flat, white, ceramic rectangle with embellished borders and a bible verse that adorns the bottom edge. It does not connect me with parallel worlds or distant planets. I cannot call back the past or visit the future with it. At least, not physically.
What does this portal do, then?
It connects me to the minds and hearts of those I cherish above all others. Through happy birthdays, corny jokes, and multitudes of messages, I connect. Through this portal, they know I am thinking about them. Always thinking about them. And smiling.