The Long Game

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The Long Game

Post by JoshPeters » Fri Jul 18, 2014 2:35 am

Arthur braided his wife's white hair and listened to her shallow breath. She looked at him and gave him a weak smile.

“You are as beautiful now as ever,” he said.

Jean squeezed his hand. Arthur squeezed back.

She closed her eyes and breathed her last. Arthur blinked back tears, lost in memories of happiness and sorrow.

“I'm lost without you,” he whispered.

She didn't move.

“End game” said Arthur.

Arthur and Jean blinked as the room came back into focus. Jean smiled at him.

“Perhaps we should start again,” she said.

Arthur clicked restart and the game started over.

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Re: The Long Game

Post by bounceswoosh » Sat Jul 19, 2014 2:28 pm

Love this.

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Re: The Long Game

Post by strawman » Sat Jul 19, 2014 6:07 pm

Yep, this one is thought-provoking. ASID and St Tom might not agree, but I say that's a step above a pun-chline.
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Re: The Long Game

Post by unreliable narrator » Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:21 pm

"We shall see that at which dogs howl in the dark, and that at which cats prick up their ears after midnight."
HP Lovecraft

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