serially found (2:3)

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Absolute thinking.

Such thinking really sucks. Big time.

That morning, the sun shone. Yes, really, it did.

Until it stopped.

I remember how it felt to finally feel happy, accepted for who I was. Even if that meant I was a rather poor tennis opponent.  I laughed, I relaxed, I thought about a future.  Dared.

The day after the shortest night.

Only, the night was only just about to begin.

I ran to the net, managed to tip it across, laughed as my opponent floundered, shrugged his shoulders and shook his head.

A leafy crescent in the centre of the world.

My world.

Which was about to implode.

Tired, and hot, we finished the game.

Walked back inside.

“Hey, there’s a call for you”.

Can you imagine. A time before mobiles existed. When shared phones in dingy corners were all that connected us? Or didn’t?

I took the handset, is that we called them then (I don’t think so?) and held it to my ear.

That familiar voice, one I thought had gone for ever. A voice full of things I could not, would not, hear.

“There’s been an accident. You need to come home.”

It wasn’t. But I did.

And so.  After a morning of tennis and smiles. Laughter and life. I sat on the dusty kerb.

Waited for a car from a familiar stranger.

To pick me up.

That sleek, sporty BMW.

White. Dark light.

Transported me from light. Into a night that seemed then without end.

And that afternoon, as my fingers turned numb, my breath caught in my throat.

I found, what I had lost.

(For the last two weeks I have been attempting to learn how to write better. I’ve been taking part in Writing 101, an online course hosted by Michelle W from the WordPress Blogging U.  

Today’s prompt was “if you wrote day four’s post as the first in a series, use this one as the second installment — loosely defined”

(for wordpress writing 101 – day thirteen)

22 thoughts on “serially found (2:3)

  1. I’ve just discovered your blog and I’ve read part 2 to your story first. I love it! I’m going back to read part 1 now, and am intrigued to see where you go with part 3. You’ve got some good writing here! Storytelling is not easy, but you a knack for it!

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