Sunday, June 13, 2010

Missing persons

"I miss you", he said. "How can you miss me when we're never together?" she asked. "I've always missed you - even before I knew you. I just didn't have a face or a name to put to it, and now that I do, it's a thousand times worse." "Oh", she replied. "Then I guess I miss you too."

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

What he didn't say

"Where are you", he said anxiously. "Why do you want to know?" she asked - "because you want to find me, or because you want to avoid me?" "One of those", he said. She sighed, and wondered what he'd say to her if there ever came a time when he had to use words to say it. But in a way she liked that they'd never needed to do this, at least not so far, because that way she could still fall asleep with him on the phone.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Is it too late?

"I'm worried about this" she said. "Why?" he asked. "Because you say you don't want to fall in love, but you're doing it anyway. Now your only option is to walk away." "I won't do that. I can't any more" he responded. "Well I'm not going to stop you, so don't expect me to." "You're not going to stop me from leaving?" he asked. "No" she said "I'm not going to stop you from falling the rest of the way."

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Friend of a friend

In an innocent act of kindness he'd saved her, as the damp moss at the base of a tree might save a fledgling fallen from the nest. He would never know, because she could never tell him, how he'd kept her soul from collapsing, and how he'd tied a sturdier knot in the fraying fibers connecting her existence to the rest of the world. She felt certain that if she ever met him, she'd know what goodness looked like.

Fifteen minutes to save a life

"I'll be okay as long as nothing bad happens", she said, as she opened the door to leave. "What if something bad does happen?" he asked, pushing the door gently closed. She shrugged, and met his gaze. It was then that she saw the fear on his face, and tears begin to form in his eyes. She knew that she had to continue on, so that he'd never cry because of her, because a patient should never do that to her doctor.