Fade

Avatar Author: Lady Venuquin Still fragile. Still compassionate. Still hopeful. Read Bio

As time passes things get easier. Slowly you forget the feelings they inspired in you. The love and the hurt fades and slowly gets pushed into the background.

Though knowing these things never makes it easier when the pain is fresh. You curl up in a ball and cry, or you don’t leave the house for a month. You lose contact with your best friends and don’t eat a proper meal for weeks. Losing someone you treasure hurts like hell and neither words nor actions can change that. Sometimes you can feel so alone, even in a crowded room, just because that one person isn’t there anymore to touch your hand or hold you close.

The loss of someone you love always leaves a hole in you, a space that can’t be filled. Some people are irreplaceable and no amount of time or effort can change that. Some things can’t be stopped or prevented; we cannot plan for every possibility. The best thing to do is move on, let go. It’s harder than it sounds,but apparently possible.

Eventually it will fade.

That’s what they told me anyway.

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  1. Avatar Mostly Harmless

    You can tell this is written from the heart – the whole piece deals with one situation, but there is still a clear and effective structure, a variation in word choice and description and some vivid emotional imagery…

    There needs to be a space after the full stop before you start the fourth sentence in the second paragraph, and I think the last two lines would have MUCH more impact if they were both their own paragraphs.

    Very good… Well done!

  2. Avatar Mostly Harmless

    You can tell this is written from the heart – the whole piece deals with one situation, but there is still a clear and effective structure, a variation in word choice and description and some vivid emotional imagery…

    There needs to be a space after the full stop before you start the fourth sentence in the second paragraph, and I think the last two lines would have MUCH more impact if they were both their own paragraphs.

    Very good… Well done! MH :)

  3. Avatar Lady Venuquin

    Thankyou! I’ll fix those things you pointed out.

  4. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    This is the most beautiful and comforting and sad and brilliant piece!

  5. Avatar Catherine

    I agree with all the comments above! I especially love the second paragraph, and third, Oh who am I kidding. I love this whole piece.

  6. Avatar SerKevin

    Wow, very well written. I’m going through such a moment right now so I find your words at once both, moving and comforting.

  7. Avatar kaellinn18

    It fades, but it never disappears completely. This is a very beautiful piece.

  8. Avatar RoseTone ~LoA~

    I feel like I just read a page in someone’s journal… a very real, delicate moment.