Will you…?(1 min read)

I ran down the stairs and lifted the receiver, 'Hello', I panted heavily.

'It's me…', his voice was low and hesitant; still it soothed the stinging pain within me.

'I…', he hesitated,'…I can't…', he sighed.

'…can't make it this time??' I tried hard to keep my voice from trembling.

'They've declared war again…', he said after a long pause.

'Papa wants to -'

'I've to go…I promise I'll call you soon.'

' -meet you…', my voice trailed off; he'd disconnected already.

15 years passed. He has yet to fulfill his promise.


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Word count – 91

Written by Chirasree Bose for 28 JULY 2017

 

17 thoughts on “Will you…?(1 min read)

  1. A different one…liked it…

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  2. Great way to kick off my Monday! Thanks!

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    1. Thank you so much 😊😊

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  3. Some promises are just meant to be made without understanding its importance of fulfilling!!!

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    1. ☹️☹️maybe

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  4. 15 years and counting… 🙁

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  5. Well written dialogue. I hope the poor girl isn’t t going to sit through life waiting.😑

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    1. 😐😐who knows

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  6. And he will never be forgotten. That’s for sure. Well executed!

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    1. Thank you so much 😊

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  7. Eternal promise made never to be fulfilled. 😦

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