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


He loads up his backpack for a one-way journey. What do you take on a one-way trip that you’ll never return from? There were items he wouldn’t need and took care of themselves. The car? He’d leave the keys in the ignition; toiletries would be provided. He wouldn’t even need clothes. The means to acquire food would be handled as well, by supposed miraculous resources. There were other matters however, other means of sustenance that he was told were more difficult. With the great distance an isolation would occur, it would be the heart that grew most hungry. He would long for the past, and loved ones, and love itself. He was told it was just best to forget everyone, but this brought him fear and sadness. The luggage they gave him, with a list of items to bring, left no room for photos of loved ones. He decided upon an idea, to take the jewelry of his family. For is aunt he packed a bracelet; for his grandmother, a necklace. He gazed at his father’s watch. Each trinket represented a person and embodied their memory. All the ornaments were signifiers, tethers to those people, bonds both personal and beautiful.


Submitted: June 22, 2019

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