Flash Fiction Challenge: Puzzle (100 words)


What if life is a puzzle only solved in death? In death, all the pieces fall into place.

Moments condense, expand, contract, explode…we understand…and are reborn.

Reborn, we forget. Life becomes a glorious mystery again. An unsolvable puzzle.

Remember. Sometimes children do. We are programmed to forget.

What is a life with all the answers? Where is the fun in that? Puzzles are not sold whole and complete.

The journey is in the process. The joy is in the achievement.

Mistakes are not dwelled upon in puzzle constructing as they are in life.

A piece doesn’t fit. We try again.

Inspired by Finally Unchained: Masters of Writing Flash Fiction Challenge

Puzzle in image is available on Amazon. The one pictured above is 500 pieces and was purchased in Korea. I took the picture in black and white. The actual puzzle has color.

Disclosure: Yup, that Amazon link is an affiliate link, so if you make a purchase via the link, I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. Affiliate links are used to help maintain this website. ☕

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