Waking Image

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Young Adult  |  House: Booksie Classic
"It’s easy to forget all of the minute details that surround memories we think are important...."

It's about love and loss :) It's pretty darn short.

Submitted: June 11, 2011

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It’s easy to forget all of the minute details that surround memories we think are important.
I don’t remember much about the day he left. I don’t remember the color of the shirt he wore, or how high his jeans were hiked. I can barely recall the little twitch in his nose when he told me he wouldn’t be coming back. I don’t remember if it was hot, though it should have been, since it was July 8th.
But I do remember his face, even though now the things I thought I remembered so clearly are becoming a bit foggy. I remember his graceful smile, never frustrated, yet always puzzled. His eyes were a swirl of green and blue. There was never a clear cut edge to the color of his eyes; it just swirled off like clouds, leaving a small trail in its wake; so small a trail, you had to wonder if you’d only imagined it. But those dimples always threw me off. His cheeks had a pink blush to them, the same way you’d picture a teenage girl dusting onto her own cheeks. And I remember his hair. Masses of chocolate brown curls twisted up from his head. You’d see them and wonder if he’d just gotten up.
Yet I don’t remember his voice. I wonder now if he ever really spoke at all, swearing I would have remembered it if he had.
The last thing I remember is him walking away. I don’t know the time of day or if he was crying. I know I was. His image became hard to see. It blurred around the edges until he was finally gone, making me wonder if he had ever really been there at all.


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