Tour of One Night Stands

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Tour of One Night Stands

The train carried him away.

Words echoing like the clacking of wheels on the railroad track I watched him go, told him to go, back to her.

In the last vestiges of light I held his naked form to mine for the last time, deterring the endless drought of morning.

Before he boarded, he asked: “Are you sure?”

“No. I am certain that if you stay, you will hate me, maybe not soon, but someday.”

His fingertips explored one last passage over my lips and I closed my eyes and kissed them.

Then he was gone. For good, this time.

end 1/15/2017

S. Darlington

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10 replies »

  1. A poignant story. That’s the trouble with 100 words. I wanted to know how long they’d been together and why she’d made that decision. Was it wisdom? Was it fear of being hurt? They’re so different

  2. Great story that says so much in a small space with great use of language. I especially loved the title which is so evocative of the story as a whole as brief but with so much depth.

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