Saying Goodbye


She stood on the platform, trying to be brave.  The tears threatened to fall but she blinked them back.  Saying goodbye was the hardest thing she ever had to do.  He was returning to his life in Seattle.  The past two weeks they’d spent together were the happiest of her life.  She never dreamed that she’d fall in love with him and now he was leaving.   Forcing a smile, she waved.

The train started to move.  He waved back and then, suddenly he reached down and pulled her up.  She stared up at him, stunned.  “I hope you like Seattle.”

100 Words

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

40 thoughts on “Saying Goodbye

    1. Thanks, Lisa. I was inspired by the movie, Love in the Afternoon with Gary Cooper and Audrey Hepburn. It had a similar ending. She was on the platform saying goodbye and started to run when the train started moving. He ended up pulling her up and away they went to destination: Happily Ever After.

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  1. I had it in my mind that he was inside a coach car, waving out the window. It was rather horrible to think of him launching her up the side of the car and then just hanging on for dear life 🙂 So I had to change my original picture, and now he was holding onto the doorway of a car, pulling her up with him so that they entered together. That, I can live with 🙂

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