Star Counter

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This is a short story I wrote some years ago. It's about the loss a mother suffers from a split seconds distraction.

Submitted: May 01, 2017

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Submitted: May 01, 2017

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As the sky darkens outside, you rush out to greet the stars. You begin counting and wishing. One, two, three, four, then five, six, and seven. I stand at the door watching. I know of the dreams within your heart. You laugh, giggle and smile. Dreaming is in your soul. Then as the night grows later, you rush to my side. It's time to go to sleep. Then, tomorrow you wait the whole day through for the night's glow to count once more. As I watch you tonight, my heart is beating of forboding. Then you rush to my side, you see the worry and mirror my sadness. I lift you up and hug you close. You giggle and smile. As we leave the next morning to run the day's errands, I'm unfocused on the road.

Then a nightmare comes true.

I open my eyes and see others around me...no laughing or giggling. You're gone forevermore. You'll never rush to my side. You'll never again count the stars. I'll never see your smile, never hear your laugh. You were gone within one, two, three...You'll never fill my life with your joy, you'll never again hold my hand, or make me laugh. I'll never see the love or the wonder in your shining eyes. Your love was so much to give. You dreamed of helping so many, you loved everybody and everything. Not anymore. Now it's just me. No more counting, or giggling.

I'll never see my star counter again.


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