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FAREWELL TO MAGGIE.

Short story By: Terry Collett
Flash fiction


Tags: Boy, &, Girl


Boy meets girl boy misses girl.


Submitted:Apr 23, 2007    Reads: 119    Comments: 0    Likes: 0   


The steam train was about to pull out from the station; I looked at Maggie; I thought to myself, I can't let her go just like this and not say a word, or at least give her a hint how much I love and feel about her; how the mere sight of her eyes and her smile drives me crazy; that dark hair of hers that touches her shoulders and hangs there so that I want to sense its softness; smell the shampoo and scent of her; how I dream of her and want her near and close. I thought of the last few days we'd been together; the hours we'd shared; that now it was about to end as soon as the dammed train pulled out. So I took her hand through the train window; kissed it; I didn't give a monkey's pee what the other people in the compartment thought, I just wanted to say the words inside me, the words that now seemed to be hiding from me in the far away corridors of my mind. I struggled for words; looked at her as the train started to move; I began to run with the train along the platform slowly; I could see tears in her lush blue eyes; I let her hand go as my breath began to fail; I stood watching her hand and her face disappear from me; the words came soft and slow; they hung about me like reluctant hounds; the train was gone; so was Maggie; the horizon was blank and empty like my day and the days and years to come.





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