Goodbye, Godspeed

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Flash Fiction  |  House: The Imaginarium


A short story inspired by the song 'Godspeed' by Catatonia, from their album 'Paper, Scissors,Stone.'

Submitted: April 01, 2018

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Goodbye, Godspeed

 

I pack up my few belongings, the ones that I want to keep. I’m not taking memories with me; it’s hard enough to walk away without taking bits of you with me.

They won’t leave me in peace. I know too much; too many secrets of people in too high places. I’m a witness to too many big style mess-ups and they’ll stop short of nothing to secure my silence.

You know me as Marianne, but to them, I’m Frances. How they found me I don’t know; I’ve kept that part of my life totally separate. I’ve seen them though, and that means I’ve been discovered.

I’m sorry! You really do mean so much to me but I’m no good to you. You are lost, but I’m as lost as you. We built up a dream but they have gone and dismantled it; you’re as much at risk as me.

So I’ll step on to the ferry, go in search of another paradise, even though I know I’ll never find such a one as this again. You were my paradise no one can match.

So to you, my dear I’ll say, ‘Goodbye. Godspeed. I can’t give you what you need.’


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