traveler

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Literary Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
flash fiction contest submission

Submitted: March 16, 2017

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Ages have passed and yet the same stories circle in my mind. I begin this new/old story and sigh.  The distance which protests and prevents refuses to reinvent. It is a straight flight for the bird, a pleasant curve alongside the coast for the fleet footed, yet the turbid water again separates his Egg and hers. Time is unyielding, history repeating. And his story is her story too.  What is learned from the past?  There are roads, neither more nor less travelled but not the same, yet still she ends up here.  We end here; seekers and dreamers standing at the edge.  Eyes on the horizon, hands outstretched and a heart filled with longing.  Facing the choice of whether to leap or pull back.  In daylight, the lighthouse stands still but at night the beacon will warn Danger or signal WelcomeTick tock.  The falling shadows mark her time.

A lesson was heard in youth but not learned, until youth had passed.  This is no fountain, nor restorative water.  Time cannot stand still so I must repeat: the choice is pull back or leap.  And now I see this story is hers to tell. 


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