TLT: The Long Wait

This post is for Sonya’s Three Line Tales, a challenge that asks you to write three lines in response to the photo prompt below.

The Long Wait

She’d held his promise to write close to her heart, waiting patiently each day for the mail to arrive. Disappointment failed to dull anticipation, even as weeks accumulated into years. Someday she’d receive the missive that would allow her to rest in peace.

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17 Comments on “TLT: The Long Wait

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  2. I hope she gets to rest in peace…years of waiting is a long time, she certainly has a lot of faith. Wonderful three liner.

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    • Thanks, Jessie. 🙂 Her faith in his love is strong… I think she’s probably also in a severe case of denial! I’m glad you enjoyed it.

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  3. I imagine him sitting half a world away, broken-hearted as he spends another evening turning an envelope tinted with time and tears over and over, his gnarled fingers caressing her name above the street numbers he doesn’t know he copied incorrectly, stamped over with, “Addressee Unknown — Return to Sender”.

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