Non-Custodial

by , under Fiction Prompts, Friday Fictioneers

photo by CYAER

Have you ever sat in one place and watched it get dark?

By that I mean have you sat alone in one place without moving or speaking, staring at a boat or a building or a stadium across the water while the shadows deepen and swell up into the sky until everything turns blue-black?

A chill breeze across the river sets me shivering.

I wonder where my girls are now, whether they are still at the airport or on their way to their new house, a home I will never be part of, our lives now unshared.

Strangers.

 

Friday Fictioneers

  1. maria

    Poignant, raw… and sad. You captured these things perfectly with just a few words. Well done! :D

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  2. spicedmullings

    Your writing is pretty meaningful to me right now. I have been mentoring a group of girls for the past 3 years. Now that group is depleting due to their marriages.
    You mirror my state of mind!

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