Girl on the Ledge

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

A girl sit on a ledge high up on a mountain and sees her life before with all the peaks and valleys. Throughout the short piece it appears she is thinking about a trouble relationship with a boyfriend. In the last sentence, however,it is revealed that it is, in fact, her father who she has on her mind.

Girl on the Ledge From her perch on a ledge at the top of the mountain, it seemed she could look down and see all the world. Sitting there, her thoughts returned to him. All she could think about since the minute he left her was where had he gone, was he safe, was he warm, was he taking care of himself? Their relationship had been rocky from the beginning. Sure, there were times when everything was right with the world and they were happy with each other. Then came the times when each seemed to despise the other. Was this normal she wondered? While she had to admit she was as guilty as he was for it all, his words of recent had been particularly hurtful, and it seemed like he was intentionally trying to make her suffer. Ever since her mother died, he had not been himself. While he was clearly fond of her mother, the truth of the matter was that she did not know who he was anymore. She knew she loved him dearly and had fond memories of times they had spent together and things they had done. But, that’s all they were – memories. These days she was lucky if she got a hug when he came in after being apart for a while. In just a few short months, it would be Christmas and then New Year’s. When she made her resolutions for the coming 2025, she would resolve to repair their fractured relationship. That was assuming he came back or was found by one of the people looking, found him. Sitting on the ledge, she saw her life like the mountain in front of her. Lots of peaks and valleys. She would make up with him. After all, he was still her father.


Submitted: May 31, 2021

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Burgerhicks80

Great job! But I would lose the the first paragraph that explains and ultimately spoils the piece

Mon, May 31st, 2021 1:13pm

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