Leaving

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“You’re leaving?”

“Yes.”

“Why?”

“Last night, I dreamed about a tree with beautiful carvings on its trunk.  Carvings were used to preserve the heritage and identity of the indigenous people.   The dream showed me that I need embrace my culture again.”

“So, you’re leaving me because of the dream?”

“No, I’m leaving because I’m tired of your family treating me like an outcast because I’m an Indigenous woman.”

“They don’t mean to.  They just haven’t gotten used to you.”

“They never will.”

“Give them more time.”

“I’ve given them three years.  Goodbye, Dylan.”

“You’ll be back.”

“Not this time.”

99 Words

This was written for Friday Fictioneers challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.  For more details, visit Here.   To read other stories based on this week’s prompt, visit Here.

 

24 responses to “Leaving

    • Yes, she is hurting. She wants Dylan to be on her side–to understand where she’s coming from. For three years she has waited for his family to accept her. She finally decided that she had waited long enough for something that wasn’t going to happen.

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    • Yes, three years is a long enough time. And, unlike Dylan, she realizes that things between his parents and her are not going to change. She had to come to that decision. Hopefully, Dylan will make his and it will be the right one. Thanks, Jilly 🙂

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