Took a break last week with some other stuff going on at work, so I am back (though a little late):
by Miles Rost
“Dad, was this place always filled with water?”
“No, son. This area used to be a major quarry for the local marble company.”
“Why didn’t they continue with marble here?”
“The company went out of business, son.”
“I never knew about this place, what it was.”
“That’s because it changes all the time. Everything changes after time, even you.”
“But Dad, do you think I’ll change so much to be unrecognizable?”
“You won’t be unrecognizable. People will still remember what you were, and what you are. In people’s minds, you’ll be forever young.”
A very poignant piece. I imagined the father visiting the spot where his son drowned in order to remember him.
Spot on dialogue. I can see and hear this father and son. Well written.
Very well written.. Gone you may have been but you have lost nothing in the telling! Very moving.. A good reminder!
That’s an interesting take on it. I like it.
I liked how you did this entirely in dialogue – it does double duty, moving the story along and engaging us in the characters. Skillful.