Long Gone

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Sarah stepped off the hoverbus and stared at the cemetery gates. “You sure you want me to leave you here by yourself ma’am?” the operator asked with a concerned look. “This is a rough neighborhood.”

“I’ll be fine,” Sarah replied, fingering the tazer in her pocket.

“Suit yourself.” The doors to the hoverbus slid shut, and it glided silently down the street.

Sarah entered the cemetery. The headstones stared in stony silence as she walked down the concrete path. Weeping willows dotted the graveyard here and there, their branches caressing the tombs in quiet reverence. Sarah made her way to the 26th row and slowly walked to the center aisle.

By the time she reached the grave, the tears were flowing freely down her face. “I miss you so much, Danny.” She eased down to her knees and gave the memorial plate a tender kiss. “I wish you’d never gone back. If you’d just stayed…” She lovingly cleared away the leaves and detritus that covered his name.

Daniel Bohr
Born March 13 2187
Died June 6 1944

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  1. Avatar kaellinn18

    Thanks for the comment! You are correct, it was D-Day.

    I would love it if someone continued this. If no one does, I’ll definitely do it myself at some point in the future. I think this one has potential.

  2. Avatar Mostly Harmless

    Potential indeed – that is one HELL of a starter story!

    It was the tazer line that really pulled me into this one, that’s where the good stuff started – and then doesn’t stop… Nice little details and characterisation snippets to add some depth and an almost double-take worthy finale with the birth/death dates.

    Great work! MH :)

  3. Avatar Mr.Gabriel

    I hate time travel…

  4. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    this was nominated for the ficly book.

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