Tuesday, 7 January 2014

#TantalizingTuesdays - Forever

Another Tuesday, and another teaser. I feel I ought to warn you though, you will most definitely need tissues. I welled up writing it.

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He was slipping away slowly. Held close to her heart, his hold on her loosened. How could she let him go? He was her love, her life, her best friend. The man she'd loved for the last fifty-four years.
His breathing was raspy, as it skimmed across her neck, and she drew him in closer. She had to strain to hear the whispered words.
"I love you Evie, always. Thank you, my beautiful girl."
Tears slipped from her eyes, and mingled with his, and she felt him smile against her skin. It made her heart flutter in remembrance of happier times. His lips brushed her ear once, twice and she sighed and pulled him closer.
"I'll miss you, my love. Rest, now. Sleep. I'll see you soon."                  
With one last shuddery exhale he breathed his last, safe in her arms, where he wanted to be. His once so strong body, now frail and riddled with pain, relaxed, and she allowed the tears to fall through her smile.
Already her limbs felt heavier, her breathing slowed and her eyes fluttered closed. He would tell her off on the other side. But she couldn't let him go alone.
"Forgive me, my love."

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As ever, let me know what you thought of my teaser today. 

D xx 


  1. Ohhh, there's a lump in my throat. So sad yet so beautiful. A very private moment between lifelong lovers that will ever remain in Evie's heart. Portrayed with expert wording Doris

  2. That was lovely, Doris. It was poignant and sad and uplifting and beautiful all at once. Thank you for getting tears on my keyboard. Beautiful.

  3. Doris, that was so heartfelt and touching. It was a stunning work of love and art. As usual, perhaps even more so today, you string of pearls we call words reached in and kissed my heart :) xo

  4. This gave me goosebumps. I loved it...and it made me want to cry at the same time. Well done!

  5. Damn, this was one hell of a piece! I could feel this story through, and I'm left with a feeling of speechlessness over her loss. Very epic; very good.

  6. Why do you have to write so well? I'm teary now lol

  7. Tender and moving. Cuts to the heart.

  8. doris that gave me goosebumps. beautiful x