Salt on my Lips

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Flash Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
Overcoming an obstacle is easier with someone by your side.

Submitted: March 16, 2017

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Submitted: March 16, 2017

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Salt on my lips.

Sun on my skin.

We had finally completed every single one of our exhausting exams. Meaning that we were finally able to take time off for our road trip. It was Terri who had had the wonderful idea. She had suggested it, after finding me crying in the staircase of our dorm.

We weren’t even friends then, but she still took it upon herself to make me feel better.  At first I accepted the plan only because I didn’t think she was serious, convinced she would forget about it. To be honest, I had forgotten.

Or I had until I started receiving encouragement mail in the form of travel magazines, maps and various treats with post-it messages. She even sat silently beside me at the library when I would go study. I felt very selfish. I felt like I wasted her time.

 

I looked at Terri as she waved at me from the rocky beach as she finished unpacking our camping gear.

Terri ran up to me, splashing me with water with every step she took, laughing. She hugged me and then whispered “Thank you. You have no idea how much I needed someone back then.”


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