Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Exactly 55-Revisited



I've been tagged again by Tablemannered so here goes...

Destiny (Part 1)

Will I live? The elderly patient with the broken foot smiled as she checked his pulse.

You’ll outlive me, she laughed.

Across the room, the man with pneumonia watched their interaction. That’s the woman I’m gonna marry he tells his nurse.

The nurse politely nods as she adds an order for a brain scan.

Destiny (Part 2)

The elderly man walked past the row of grave markers in quiet anticipation.

His grandson waits patiently by the car wondering who held grandpa’s admiration enough to travel an ocean to visit.

The old man sobs as he reaches her headstone. A lifetime of could-have-beens flood his heart and soul. Hello my love, he whispers.

9 Comments:

Blogger Pink says...

*Sigh* sad but touching stories.

Thu Oct 06, 01:06:00 AM CDT  
Anonymous Anonymous says...

What happened to your archives?

Thu Oct 06, 07:56:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Wandernut says...

*sniff*

Thu Oct 06, 09:45:00 PM CDT  
Blogger GettingThere says...

Lovely!!

Thu Oct 06, 10:23:00 PM CDT  
Blogger D says...

what truly lovely stories... did they actually happen?

Thu Oct 06, 10:44:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Blah Blah! says...

Coool story that was!

Thu Oct 06, 11:11:00 PM CDT  
Blogger anil says...

part 2 was awesome

Fri Oct 07, 02:33:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Mint Chutney says...

Thanks everyone.

Part one is true (but embellished for 55 words). My friend did go out with him but they didn't get married.

Sun Oct 09, 12:46:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Spot says...

this 55 word thing is excellent aint it? like a view from a window. love the second one.

Wed Oct 12, 12:00:00 AM CDT  

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