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Don’t wait for me (Friday Fictioneers)

April 28, 2022
PHOTO PROMPT © Ted Strutz

It was where we said we would meet.

I stand alone.

It was a place of anonymity and invisibility. The perfect spot to disappear while standing still. Who would see you go? Only someone watching. Who watches a place like this?

I stand silent.

It was the last place I wanted to be. Standing here. Waiting here. No sound breeches my frozen lips. I’m lost. Bereft. A solitary figure.

I stand waiting.

I don’t check my phone’s clock for the time. I know the time. The time has passed.

The transporter’s buzz caresses my skin as I beam away.

Alone.

This is a Friday Fictioneers prompt

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19 Comments
  1. Deliciously sad. And, of course, this could as easily have been set in a railway station in black and white with clouds of steam billowing

  2. It’s a big ask to leave the world behind. I guess they had some doubts. Good one Laurie.

  3. Nice description: “perfect spot to disappear while standing still”

  4. YAH! Another Star Trek fan! I’m still waiting for the transporter to actually appear. I wanna go places, ya know?? Well done!!

  5. I can feel the chill and sadness. They must be both earth people invited to travel. One of them got second thoughts.

  6. I really want to know why the other person never showed up. That Beatles song, “Don’t Pass Me By” comes to mind.

  7. I love the mood and pace of this. The repetition of ‘I stand …’, the little touch of ambiguity in ‘only someone watching’, the silence, the time ticking by. Fantastic. And the title is perfect.

  8. Dear Laurie,

    Love the feel and mood to this. (I am a Trek fan)

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

  9. Well, if you must, go ahead beam me up. Sigh. Nice one Laurie.

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