I’m stepping away from my A Time for Everything series to bring you a special request. My good friend and cyber-sister (and maker of all of my awesome banners), Misty Carey, asked if I would write a story for the photo below. I rarely post creative non-fiction, but I hope you enjoy it all the same.
Photo by Owl Sister’s Photography
Photo Editing by Misty Carey
Five days and four nights. It was never enough. She felt him slipping away even as she pulled him tighter. Tucking her head against his shoulder, she breathed him in. His essence seemed to swirl inside her, filling in the gaps and scars created by others, making her whole if only for a moment. Her heart ached with each exhale, mourning the temporary loss of him.
Fingertips brushed the line of her cheek. She lifted her head and bathed in the soft glow of his crystal blue eyes.
“I love you,” he whispered.
Her chest tightened. Tears filled her eyes. She clutched the words, holding the sound in her mind, willing it to ring in her ears forever. He’d told her a thousand times, but to hear them face-to-face was a rare and precious treasure.
“It’s time,” he said.
She’d eagerly counted the days until his arrival and now she desperately clung to the last moments, wrapping her fists in his shirt, pressing his body to hers.
Soft lips kissed away her tears.
“I’ll be back.”
“I’ll be waiting.”
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I wrote a second story for this lovely couple which you can read here: Finally