Universe [repost]

Planet balloons

I thought she was my whole world, but I was wrong. She was my universe, and when she left, she took it all with her. Stars, planets, moons, rainbows… they’ve disappeared.

I watched her depart with everything as if it meant nothing. She held it all as lightly as balloons on a string, with her blue summer dress floating around her pale skin like a cloud.

I sit in the dark now, cloaked with the heaviness of loss, and people come and go with endless casseroles. I don’t speak for fear of blurting out my secret; it grows relentlessly larger and will soon consume me.

On that day I shall emerge from this cave and join her, and we will share the universe again.


Written for Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge 92. Image credit Jordan_Singh at Pixabay.

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21 responses to “Universe [repost]

  1. Brilliant, Paula. And so sad.

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  2. A sad tell, but very well told.

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  3. Whoa! Heavy, but beautiful!💕

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  4. Ah, this is deep.

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  5. very touching story….💞😊🌹

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  6. That was beautiful. The blue summer dress floating around her pale skin like a cloud.

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  7. “Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone…” Good one. If you’ve got a reader who hasn’t been exactly here at least once in his/her life, they’re probably doing something wrong…

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  8. Wonderful. Poignant. Tender.

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