(Author’s Note: A bit later than normal due to school conference. Here’s today’s fictioneers…and for the record, I’ve been really busy. Hence why it’s only been Fictioneers for a while now.)
I Won’t Hold You Back
by Miles H. Rost
Marty looked at her picture. He sat on the park bench, tears slowly falling down his face.
He remembered the times they sat under that very bench. Holding, love flowing between both of them. He remembered just how much he loved her, and that he told her that it would be forever. He remembered the look on her face when she saw the ring, and when she wore the wedding dress that made her look so radiant.
He remembered those words he said, as she lay in that hospital bed.
“I won’t hold you back, sweetie.”
His last words to her. Cancer took over.
He collapsed. Openly bawling in the park.
Such a sad trajectory captured in so few words. Openly bawling seems like the normal response to me at that point.
Achingly sad and well written.
Horribly sad and very effective
Devastating ending. Such a sad, well-written story.
Why thank you. I just saw the picture, and I just felt that song calling.
To be honest, I was actually crying while writing. I do that, especially when the music permeates through.
Crying is good for the soul. Men should do it more often. Very emotional story, sad and bittersweet.
Oh how heartbreaking.
I think it doesn’t matter what you say in the end… You are always tethered to what’s past.