(Author’s note: The month of November was not very kind, creativewise. A good portion of my brains had to be put to use at work. The rewards will be seen eventually, but it meant my online writing ended up sacrificed. Hopefully this will be a return to more weekly and sooner endeavours. Otherwise, enjoy today’s offering!)
Still Losing You
by Miles H. Rost
Percy looked down at the phone, as the bus driver went back into Gwangju’s main bus terminal.
He told Caitlin that she had one week to decide: Go to Australia with him, or stay in Korea. He looked to the door of the bus gate, hoping to see her sandy hair peek out.
Deep in his heart, he knew.
He picked up his bags and boarded the bus. Seat 15, so he could see if she would board as well.
As the bus backed out, tears filled his eyes.
As it passed Gwangju’s city limits, he finally broke down.
So sad, she decided to stay and not go. Beautifully written!
In a lot of respects, expats have this happen all the time. People they want to have join on their adventures just stay where they are. Percy, in this case, was no different.
That’s very true. For Percy, it’s an adventure for one right. But, hopefully, he finds someone else along the way that is more like-minded. =)
Sad story but maybe he’ll be better off on his own.
It all depends on how he takes things after leaving. Not sure where he went as he left Gwangju. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂
Awww. so beautifully written, with the emotion perfectly captured. Good one, Miles.
Thank you! This one was a work, because it dealt with my old home for many years. But, it helped me with a little moving on.