A Silent Tear

Today you have been granted the opportunity to go anywhere, do anything, meet anyone, travel in time…whatever you wish, it is yours. Now, there’s a catch. (Isn’t there always?) When you wake up tomorrow… you will not remember any of it.

The sun shone brightly through the window shades falling across his face as he slowly opened his eyes to the new dawning of the new day.  After showering and dressing he proceeded to gather his things and head out.  His countenance was still shining as bright as the morning sun with memories of the previous day and all that had transpired.  Glancing at his watch as he sat on the bus he realized that he was going to be a little late to the scheduled meeting with the consultant group.

He entered the room already full of people looking around for an empty chair.  His eyes searched for room for her and spotted her on the far side of the room although there was no empty chair near her.  He sat down and the meeting started although he found it hard to concentrate on the agenda as he stole discrete glances at her beauty mesmerized.  He was hoping for a chance to speak with her alone and silently sat trying his best to pay attention to the presentation to no avail.

The day seemed to drag on with facts, figures and proposed outcomes of this latest business project.  He participated where he could doing his best to appear engaged and interested in the subject at hand.  They worked through lunch having it brought in and as the afternoon passed he found himself often lost in his own thoughts. 

He was standing at the oceans edge as the waves crashed onto the rocks, when she walked up behind him and took his hand in hers.  Turning he stared into the most beautiful blue-green eyes he had ever seen and her smile could light up any dark.  He saw the pure devotion and love reflected back at him like he had never experienced before.  They spent hours talking and sharing their hopes, dreams and even disappointments with life.  He felt his soul opening up and his destiny laying before him.  As the sun set and evening faded they parted ways but not before they pledged their love and commitment to one another.

As the meeting ended he had been unable to connect with her at all during the day so he quickly followed at a discreet distance as she exited the building and began walking across the parking lot with others.  Once she moved away from the group and was alone heading towards his car he called out to her, “Hello, wait up a second” and he hurried up to her.  She turned looking at him with no hint of recognition in her eyes.

“I was hoping to get a chance to speak with you all day, it was like torture with you being so close and not being able to have a moment alone.  I want you to know yesterday was the best day of my life, thank you.”

She looked at him quizzically and simply stated, “I do not know what you are talking about.”  He stared in disbelief as he suddenly realized she did not remember, thinking was it just a dream his head spinning.  Slowly he turned away, mumbling a muttered sorry and as he walked away a silent tear slowly rolled down his check.   ~M ©2013

This story was written for Free Write Friday from the prompt  at the top of the page.  Free Writing is using what is called stream of consciousness writing, no editing, no proofing just writing! Please check out Kellie Elmore’s official site or click on the Free Write Friday Image for more information. Post your submission with a comment and link to your blog on Kellie’s blog, post on twitter with the hashtag #FWF, Facebook and join the fun!

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23 thoughts on “A Silent Tear

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  2. Oh my gosh!!! I never saw that coming, and I never thought about that side of the whole idea when I posted the prompt. Great take on it Mark. And I am so pleased with your story telling. A lovely, moving read…

    Thanks so much. Keep writing!

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