A Moment

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Flash Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: February 21, 2017

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A Moment

 

Just for one moment I think you recognize me. I know who you are, of course. You are famous after all, everybody knows who YOU are. But that is not who you are to me.

 

You grew up in the same street as me, we went to the same school. We travelled on the same bus to High School, every single day. You were my first boyfriend, I was your first girlfriend. We went on dates throughout our teenage years.

 

And then one day you left, heading for the bright lights of the city, knowing that I could not go with you. I wrote you lots, phoned you often, but it soon became very clear that I no longer meant anything to you. We talked less, I wrote less and eventually stopped altogether.

 

Now, after five years of being gone, you are back. But only for a few hours, some kind of promotion ploy to further your fame. I'm standing there with the rest of them waiting to catch that precious glimpse.

 

You look at me, stare at me even, but there is not a trace of recognition in your eyes. I mean no more to you now than any of the other strangers. You do not know me and I remember everything about you.

 

Oh, well. It’s probably for the best. I take the hand of my four-and-a-half year old daughter and calmly walk away.


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