For Her

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Flash Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
Cover image: pixabay.com

Submitted: July 15, 2019

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For Her

He closed his eyes and relived the moment. He remembered every detail of her, conjured up her image on his eyelids. And he let his emotions build up inside, flooding his mind, initially with confusion, before admitting the strength of his true feelings.

Opening his eyes, he began to compose a song. He wrote the words, composed the melody, and afterwards sang and played. A couple of tweaks and he had it. Yes, he thought, it said what he really wanted to say to her, and yet somehow never could speak the words out loud. Singing them, well, that was different.

When the moment came for him to perform in public he knew he had made a mistake. It was personal, needed a depth of feeling he’d not be able to summon up, not in front of a crowd of strangers. He’d drop it from the song list, replace it with a cover song or one of his older ones. No one would know.

On stage, he played and sang through the first two pieces without even looking at the crowd. She’d not be there, he knew, and yet he could not help but seek her out. He’d been a fool and had missed his chance, he was all too conscious of that fact.

And yet there she was, standing right in front of him, giving a hesitant smile. She’d come back, given him another chance. His eyes met hers, and he felt like he was drowning. The rest of the audience seemed to fade away in to the background. He could not let the moment pass for he might never have another opportunity to put things right. Scrapping his prepared playlist, he brought it forward and poured his heart in to the song he had written just for her.


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