(Author’s note: I have started a new job. This means I have to adjust schedules. This also means that my writing may be later. But please, make sure that you stop by. I hope to eventually get onto a later shift, but that may be months down the road. Until then, you’ll have to work with me. Enjoy today’s work!)
Friend Like You
by Miles H. Rost
“Thanks for helping me move this, Helen.”
Helen gazed away and muttered “you’re welcome.”
Terrence looked from the glass bowl on the table, over at her. He remembered when he first met her, a short Korean lady sitting down front in economics.
“Helen? Are you okay?”
He blinked. Then turned.
“What’s troubling you?”
Helen looked up into his eyes, then quickly turned when she made contact.
Terrence walked over to her, and lightly put his hands on her shoulders.
“How long?” he said, musing.
“You’re not the only one.”
She looked up, shocked.
He kissed her forehead.
What a revelation! Great write.
A lot of ideas just come in a flash. This was one of them!
Nicely understated, and all the more powerful for that
I’ve been known to do that once in a while. 🙂
It’s a shame they wasted so many years, but at least they know now!
Yep. Sometimes it may take 10-20 years, but then it’s all worth it.
The first word that popped into my mind: WHY? Why did they wait so long?
Some people just haven’t got to the point where they’ve grown up, or matured to the point. That’s kinda how it is with some types of people, especially ones who have been damaged as children or teenagers.
Aww, that’s sweet! I hope they’re very happy together. You’ve written a nice love story, Miles!
I’ve been known to do this once in a while. 😀