Flash Fiction Friday: Blank Sheet of Paper

Happy Friday! This week’s Flash Fiction Friday story is short and sweet, just like the song it’s inspired by! “Blank Sheet of Paper” by Tim McGraw (originally by The Warren Brothers) is one of the most beautifully written songs I’ve ever heard, and when I got the idea to base a short story off of it, I couldn’t shake the thought away. So, here we go!

Blank Sheet of Paper


His efforts had stained the edge of the eraser black as he stared down at me. Three preceded before me, only to be discarded in the overflowing trashcan. He poised the pencil above me, ready to take another shot. The tip hovered for minutes on end, his brow furrowing more with each tick of the clock. Frustrated, he cursed under his breath, running his hands through his hair. He paced back and forth, hours melting into each other as the darkness was soon intercepted by the moonlight shining through the window pane. He laid a heap of exhaustion on his bed, a persistent tear standing firm at the crest of his eye. As he drifted off to sleep, his lips formed her name, mumbling the apologies he couldn’t for the life of him write down.

And to look at him, by God did he love that woman. The bloodshot eyes that stared down at me spoke volumes of the grief this fractured relationship has caused him. The way his throat constricted as he struggled to even write the word Dear. I took it upon myself to make amends.

Dear whoever you are,

 I am speaking for a broken-hearted fool. I could compose a note of sweet nothings on his behalf, but I believe the silence written on me says it all. He loves you without bounds, without ceasing, and no words he could contrive could say that any better. Return to him. Redeem this cliffhanger.


Blank Sheet of Paper

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Thank you all for reading! I encourage you to check out the song that inspired this; it’s heart-melting! ❤

-Allyson 😀

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As an author and blogger, my goal is to teach writers that there is a way to write realistic, thought-provoking, redemptive Christian fiction that honors God while not sugarcoating the realities of the world.