Grandma, I did it

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


I left him Grandma, walked out of the cabin this morning and kept walking. I walked all the way to our spot. I’m pretty sure he’ll never make his way up here, too much effort. Everything is too much effort for him. You were right. I need someone who will appreciate that hiking up here is the highlight of my week.

Today I took your blanket. I left him a note and said when he wakes up he should simply leave. Take all of his belongings and walk away, that I want nothing more to do with him. He tried again last night to tell me how he was the best thing that ever happened to me and I told him no, the best thing that ever happened to me was the day I walked away from my overbearing father who used to say the same thing to me. He wasn’t used to anyone arguing back, wasn’t used to anyone telling him he was wrong.  

I can stay up on our cliff all day Grandma. You and me now. I’m not so old. I’ll find a real man. Someone like Grandpa. A real man’s man. One who values human life other than their own. One who understands the value of simply wanting some quiet time together, of shopping and then cooking dinner together. Taking hikes up a mountain no one else travels. Having a special cliff that is rarely occupied. Seeing nature for all its beauty.

 


Submitted: May 31, 2021

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