Air Time

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Kara pulled on Matt’s hand, urging him to go faster.

“C’mon, Mattie, I wanna go thwing!”, she lisped as her blond pigtails bounced in the spring sunshine.

“Hold your horses,” he laughed. It was a perfect day to go to the park, not too hot, not too cold. Matt helped Kara up onto the swings.

“Push me!”

Matt gave her a little push.

“Higher,” she squealed.

“Here,” he said. “Let me teach you how to make the swing go by yourself.”

Patiently he taught her to pump her legs, leaning back and sitting up to make the swing go ever higher. Soon she was able to make the swing go by herself. He got into the swing next to her and matched her pace. The swung side by side for what seemed like hours. Matt would always remember that perfect day and Kara’s pigtails swinging in the breeze.

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  1. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    Cute moment, nicely told. Feels like a slice of life sort of moment, then you do a nice job giving it some added memory that this sticks out to him for some reason in his memory.

  2. Avatar Judith Burton

    Great moment. I like the foreshadowing of something bigger than the moment itself. It leaves lots of questions in my mind.

  3. Avatar Mostly Harmless

    Have to agree with the above – the last sentence adds some real depth to a cut but actually quite ambiguous moment…

    What’s the relationship between Matt and Kara? Why are they there?

    You almost didn’t need to answer these, because the moment spoke for itself – interesting… MH :)

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