The scenes unfolded like a movie in a luxury theater. There were cushioned seats, surround sound amplified by the domed ceiling, and no phones ringing during the good parts.
Some scenes I remembered vividly, like the first time my parents took me to the beach. I stayed in the water until I turned into a prune, and vowed to the ocean that I’d return as a mermaid.
Some scenes I forgot completely, like that time I passed a girl in the mall and complimented her pixie haircut. I didn’t know she was a cancer survivor whose hair had just begun to grow back. My compliment had made her day.
To me, those scenes were just filler moments, but I learned now that a filler moment in one person’s life is a life-changing one in another’s.
I turned to the angel sitting beside me. “I never thought of my life as important before.”
“We never do.” The angel unfurled her wings, all six feet of incandescent white. “It’s time to make your choice, dear.”
© Jade M. Wong 2016
Written for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. Word Count: 174.
To find out what her choice was, read My Heaven.