Lost and Found; in Memory Lane

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


Like a curled up can of beer I lay here, on the edge. The air around me chilled and wet, while the gray sky embraces the large building where I've spend the most of my life. With a seemingly timeless writing it's standing there black on white "FitnessWorld". A light keeps flashing, some time passes before I realize that it's raindrops, slowly falling from the bridge. The surroundings much like the underground of Berlin, a choir of a cigarette being lit. The roar from a tire, scraping against the wet asphalt, being amplified by the hollow walls of concrete. I take a deep breath and feel once more the moist air, refreshing my mind. My knee is badly bruised, the blood streaming from my nose making the air taste like the iron which I have pumped. My muscles sore, but after some time I slowly stand from the ground, tumbling with a limb toward BlockBuster, dizzy, alone and now hated like never before. As a child I would come here with my father, with an always uplifted mood to pick the movie of the week... I can almost taste the bag of sweets. The clock says 20:24, and I decide in my darkest of hours to step inside. Like as if in a church, the doors open, and I can almost hear the angels singing. The cashier looks upon me with a startled look across her face, as if I'm about to rob the place ~ no, if anything I've been robbed. So I ask in my most polite way for the treat from my memory. My heart beating out of my chest, as a tear slowly slide from my cheek. With a pull from my hands the bag of joy open, fills my nose with the familiar scent. The flavor spreads across my tongue, and I sit down. In the middle of BlockBuster.


Submitted: August 11, 2019

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