Tuesday, August 10, 2010

100 Word Story

Today's prompt: Candle

Out of Time
By Kelley Williams

A candle burns on a bedside table.
Her breathing is shallow, her health unstable.
"How much longer?" I ask the doc.
"Probably no longer than twelve o'clock."
Why is this happening?  Life's unfair.
There's still so much more we want to share.
I hold her hand as the minutes tick by.
I cannot help it, I start to cry.
She opens her eyes and looks at me.
"I'll see you in eternity."
Her voice is soft and then she's gone.
I don't think I will ever move one.

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