Drunken Memories

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Samuel had been thinking of HER, again. He always thought of Her when he drank his heaviest.

She had golden hair and laughing eyes. She was so spirited. Perhaps that’s why she’d left. Perhaps he was only a small pit stop on her journey of life. But he thought he knew better.

She left because she thought God told her to. She tried to get him to believe, and once he thought he did, but when she asked him to go with her on God’s errand, he just couldn’t. He didn’t see himself leaving the comfort of home for the unknown and preaching at people. People anywhere, from the next city, to the next country. Her calling she’d said. Well, it wasn’t his, he’d argued. The details of that argument came flooding back as he wiped a tear away and downed his pint.

She’d breezed out of his life. It was too easy for her. She’d left him behind to stew, to rot, without more than a swift goodbye and small peck on the cheek. The cheek! Not even a proper kiss.

He took another swig. SHE did this to him. She and her GOD.

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  1. Avatar Ben Paddon

    It’s always nice when someone comes along and gives meaning to something. Before I read this ficlet my drunken man was just a drunken man rambling about the world. Now you’ve given him, haha, purpose. I love that.

    Very well written. :)

  2. Avatar OrangeOreos (LoA)

    Interesting turn of events here. I liked how you added a bunch of depth to the character, such as that he was kinda of religious before the whole argument happened.

  3. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    thanks Ben! thanks orange! I actually had two ideas for this, so I may write another sequel..

  4. Avatar blusparrow (LoA)

    wow, i really like this elsha. I have experienced something like this in my life where my uncle had some ‘calling’ so i can relate.

  5. Avatar Mighty-Joe Young (A.K.A Strong Coffee)(LoA)

    if you love someone you’ll live in a cardboard box with them….or regret it

  6. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    yeah MJY, I don’t think she loved him and he must not have loved her, but is feelign sorry about himself and he won’t get another girl liek that now will he! someone better fix him up!

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