Decades

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It’s been ten years since I’ve seen the one I love.

Ten years since I’ve looked into her eyes. No longer.

I’m finally going to see her again.

Ten years ago I met a girl named Margaret, she hated her name. She insisted on being called Mary, even though it wasn’t her name.

We loved each other a lot, after only a couple of months we got married. We were happy together. Of course, happiness isn’t something that always lasts. Some drunk totaled her car… And my life.

I was absolutely heartbroken sitting in that hospital, watching her fade away. They apologized to me, said they couldn’t do anything to help her. I thought of suicide, but I knew whenever I get to where I’m going, she’d be pretty mad if I forced my way there.

But now here I am. About to see her again, in the same bed she was in. Seems a little ironic, I kind of wanted to go out the way she did, with a bang. Cancer wasn’t the way I wanted to go, but at least they let me lie in the bed she lay in. Either way, I’m going to Mary again.

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  1. Avatar Jimothy

    Hey, this is my first Ficly, and I thought I should comment on that, and the fact that I wrote this in about ten minutes. Not to degrade the work or anything, because I actually really like the story I just wrote. Anyway, I hope you guys enjoy.

  2. Avatar JC Tovil

    Welcome. Sad story.
    May I suggest checking out the ‘challenges’ section. This story could easily be submitted into a category!

  3. Avatar Jimothy

    Okay! I will! Thanks for the suggestion.

  4. Avatar Krulltar

    first off: WELCOME TO FICLY!

    About this story, at first it seemed a little campy, but overall it worked. It didn’t end up artifically emotional.

    My only nitpicks are your use of the word lay, it should be … “they let me lie in the bed she lay in”. Also, a few more linefeeds between the single sentences would have been more visually appeasing.

  5. Avatar Krulltar

    and get a pic! :)

  6. Avatar Jimothy

    Thanks! I’ll get one as soon as I can :).
    I would have put more linefeeds, but I was literally at 0 characters left with this story xD.

  7. Avatar Jim Stitzel

    That’s where a little revision works to your advantage. :)

  8. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    Kind of sadly romantic, bordering on disturbing. Love is a funny thing, and in its extremes absolutely eludes my understanding.

    A few grammatical missteps, but otherwise has a nice poetic feel to it.