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Old 09-23-2016, 11:42 AM
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I wandered in the night on her street. Like a ghost, haunting the place we grew up. Her house was dark save a little light from her sister's old room. She was gone, the family had all moved after it happened. I envisioned a future that never was. A future I always thought about when we'd lie together in the autumn, under the dogwood I carved our names into. What we really want we rarely get, I thought. Maybe it's our hearts that keep us from the pain our heads seek.

We'd be married by this time, maybe even have a kid. She'd be 20 and I'd be 22, ekeing out a life in the madness of it all. Then it would happen, she'd get sick. When she was diagnosed, we'd have sat together, cried, then pulled it together and figured out a plan. 1) Find a second opinion, 2) find a specialist and 3) settle on the best treatment. It would have been a nightmare for the both of us, but I like to think it would have been easier on her to know I was close. But, maybe not at all.

The moon was low, large and looming over the houses on the block. It was time for me to go. As I drove away, I looked in the rearview in time to catch her sister's old bedroom light flick off. Some kind of bad metaphor, I thought.

(Haven't written in a while so I'm a little bit rusty.)


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I enjoyed reading that.
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Old 10-19-2016, 08:48 AM
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Hi whunter.

I really enjoyed, sadly, reading this. You turn great phrases. Nice images.

Try to put more time into your writing. If you don't, it will be your loss, as well as ours.

Have a nice writing day. wrc
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