So Long

in #fiftywords2 years ago

Lily paused, looking back at her home. Her old coat still hung by the door.

Florence clutched a tea towel, her eyes shining. “So, is this goodbye?”

Lily’s hand hovered over the door handle. She took a piece of paper and wrote out her new address.

“I’ll see you around.”

This is my entry to the 50 Word Challenge, hosted by @jayna. The prompt this week was Goodbye.

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Very nice story. You do such great things with these. So many old friends but the stories work without remembering them.

Thank you! They've formed a significant part of planning for my bigger stories. As always, your help and encouragement has been invaluable.

This is lovely, sad and sweet, @alheath. Goodbyes are hard, even when they are necessary and important. I don't know whether Lily and Florence are sisters, room mates, lovers, or friends, but you've done such a nice job of writing this in a way that shows it is a difficult parting for them both.

Thank you! They're daughter and... a kind of mother. Lily lives in a children's home, which is run by Florence.