Friday, December 19, 2014

Lost Forever



"It's urgent. We leave now."

She nodded. A moment later, two dark silhouettes trudged along the darkness.

"What time is it?" he asked.

"A quarter past ten."

"Ah. The cold breeze burns my skin. Are we there yet?"

Holding hands, they walked towards the Railway Station, their faint footsteps echoing in the moonlit silence.

"She should be arriving by the eleven o' clock express. And would you believe it? We just married last month, but have spent only a couple of days together, till our work commitments came in the way," his voice emanated with nervous excitement.

"Who are you, by the way?" he suddenly turned towards her, and the familiar sense of grief tugged her heart.

Alzheimer's disease had trapped him in the past, while she, his wife for fourteen long years, was lost forever, in this daily routine.


This 140-words Micro Fiction is shared with Succinctly Yours Week 195.



30 comments:

  1. Our memories can haunt us, but the pain of not remembering is even more haunting.

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  2. its painful! yea it hurts!!
    Beautifully expressed the emotion!!
    hats off!! :)

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  3. Alzheimer's is horrible.Touhing story.

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  4. very poignant and stirring

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  5. Ah...so many love stories...made tragically beautiful because of this one disease!

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  6. Reminds me of The Notebook! Memories and how they stay with us and how we tug at them too...

    Beautiful !

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  7. Alzehimer disease robs memories and life

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  8. Reminds me of my own post. Poignant.

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  9. Memories, trapped between the pages of my mind.. A sad chilling tale..

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  10. Alzheimers or not ... always hurts to look at your mate, and think: Who Are You? ...

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    1. Nothing can be more painful I suppose.

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  11. Unfortunately so many people end up living in this kind of nightmare.

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  12. Beautiful micro fiction, truly touching....

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