Any Time

I nicked this from Ketutar, who in turn got it from Aheila. My response to the Challenge

A photo on the wall. She is so pretty. Smiling directly into the camera. Her dress is new. Any time he wants he can recall that photo, and smile at how beautiful she is with her hair nicely done – and that smile. She’s seventeen.

A room full of people. She’s dancing. Everything about her is wild and earthy and golden. Her skirt is green, her shirt is white and her eyes shine. Any time he wants he can see her, in that skirt, that shirt, wild, earthy and golden – and those eyes. She twenty-six.

A kitchen that is home. She’s reading and making pancakes. Her skin is soft. She smells of  wheat, butter and strawberry jam. Her hands move like little ballerinas. Any time he wants he can fill his mind with her softness, her smell of wheat, butter and strawberry jam – and those hands. She is forty-one.

One day she will not be. One day he can recall her, see her and fill his mind with her at seventeen, twenty-six and forty-one. Any time.


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8 responses to “Any Time

  1. You horrible man… you made me cry :´)

    I love you too… want to know one of my memories?

    I was coming with metro, to meet you at the railway station, and I was a little late. The train arrived to the station, I jumped off, hurried through the people… I ran the last 100 meters, I couldn’t get to you soon enough… I run through the doors, and you are right on the other side, and I run straight into your arms…


  2. Yeah. And I was so scared that you had changed your mind and weren’t coming. <3


  3. Hi!
    That was a really nice story reflecting on both the passage of time and how it affects us. I like the images.
    A little detail though; it’s almost twice the lenght of a drabble. If you participate again next week, I invite you to really stick to the challenge of a 100-word story.
    I tend to write a lot so I know how challenging it is but it really helped improve my writing (which is why I challenge people to do the same.)
    And I’m sure you can do it and write just as interesting a story. ;)


  4. Well, thank you, Aheila, for commenting.


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