Yearning #writephoto

Sue’s #WritePhoto Prompt:

a channel of water flowing out to sea, with the sun reflecting on the water.

“It’s no good, you know.”
“Sitting there, moping.”
“I’m not.”
“Yes, you are. I can see it in your eyes.”
“What? What can you see?”
“What’s that supposed to mean?”
“It’s not coming back, son.”
“I don’t know what you’re talking about Dad.”
“That boat. It was a most splendid boat. But it’s gone now…”
“It took me hours to fold it, Dad. I wanted to make the best paper boat ever.”
“I know. But it was exactly that. Paper. Once it hits the water, it begins to disintegrate. It’s not coming back now. Nevermind. You can make another.”
“Yeah, and this time, I’m not sailing it!”


35 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jennie
    Jun 14, 2019 @ 02:50:53

    I loved the ending!

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  3. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Jun 04, 2019 @ 15:01:56

    once it hits the water… like tears that can dissolve hurt ( I really like this piece )

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  5. TanGental
    Jun 01, 2019 @ 00:31:56

    Perfect life metaphor really. We spend ages putting heart and soul into things and it all ends up as pulp…

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  6. Sue Vincent
    May 31, 2019 @ 18:59:53

    Lovely story, Riu! And I’m sure I had that exact paper doll 😉

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  7. willowdot21
    May 31, 2019 @ 17:27:40

    Perfect glimpse into a boy’s mind. Love this Sis 💜💜

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  8. syl65
    May 31, 2019 @ 15:06:42

    A tender moment between father and son. The supposed reality of the situation and the hopefulness held on too.

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  9. Jennie
    May 31, 2019 @ 13:15:46

    Well done, Ritu! Love the ending!!

    Liked by 1 person


  10. robbiesinspiration
    May 31, 2019 @ 13:07:21

    I used to feel like this about my paper dolls, Ritu.

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  11. Erika Kind
    May 31, 2019 @ 09:39:32

    That is thought-provoking in many ways, sis! Shall we never risk something because it could not work out or shall we think better before we make decisions… Another point where father and son can learn from each other. Great take, sis!!

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