After the Grief

Prompt: happy by in_the_blue. 100 Word Stories

Liana Mir

Liana Mir reads, writes, and wrangles the muses from her mundane home in the Colorado Rockies and, occasionally, from the other side of the Barrier.

Series Listing

16 — 02. Summer

When the Clock Strikes Midnight

16 — 02. Summer through 03. Autumn

Wake and Thrive

16 — 03. Autumn through 17 — 01. Spring

Its Own Absolution

16 — 03. Late Autumn

After the Grief

16 — 03. Late Autumn

Battery Acid

17 — 02. Summer

Accounting for Redemption

17 — 02. Summer

Counting Heartbeats

18 — 01. Spring

Song Between the Waking and the Dreaming

20 — 04. Winter

Echoes of Anchor Lost

21 — 01. Spring

Don’t Remind Me That It’s Over

21 — 02. Summer


21— 02 Summer through 22 — 01 Spring

Name Me Another (or Glass Angel, Redux)

22 — 01. Spring

Glass Angel

22 — 01. Spring

Pause the Sonata

22 — 02. Summer

Without a Reason

22 — 03. Autumn

Learning Legato

23 — 02. Summer

Acceptable Cost

23 — 02. Summer

History Lesson on the Night Train

23 — 03. Autumn

Abyss Looking Back

23 — 03. Autumn

Collateral Damage

23 — 03. Autumn

Five Reasons I Love You

23 — 03. Autumn

Little Things

23 — 03. Autumn

Owning Beauty

23 — 04. Winter

Dream the Dance

23 — 04. Winter

Snow Day

24 — 02. Summer

As the River Breathes

AU 21 — 04. Winter

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After the Grief

Storm likes to worry about her. Whisper likes to ignore that.

You would think Whisper had ended a relationship instead of started one, but big brother types could be protective regardless.

16 — 03. Late Autumn
Kingdoms and Thorn Science Fiction
Flash Fiction Short Story

He liked to check in on her. She liked to ignore that.

Storm was a typical big brother type: he never quite got the fact that he didn’t need to be protective of Whisper. She was an accomplished military operative in her own right.

He watched her as she practiced her katas until finally asking, “You okay?”

It was an odd question. She had started a relationship, not ended one. Odd if you didn’t take into account the man she had lost a year ago, but for once, grief did not overwhelm her at the memory.

Whisper shrugged. “I’m happy.”


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3 Responses to After the Grief

  1. Kabobbles says:

    I find myself wanting and yet not wanting to ask about the person that Whisper lost.

    At least she does have Red Wolf. And she's happy.

    • Liana says:

      You are starting to learn my angsty ways! Well, let's just say there's a reason the rest of the team gives her space and it had nothing to do with the nature of their longstanding relationship with her. It had a lot more to do with the fact that she'd been in love with the Christian (his handle) and lost him and promptly wiped out the entire terrorist cell that killed him. Let's just say that's where she got her reputation as the best assassin in the Department and we'll leave that at that. Not a story I want to write. Ever.

      But interestingly enough, she seems to be drawn to guys who love music. The Christian played piano and was as gentle a spirit as Red Wolf, perhaps more gentle.

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