The Cabin in the Woods

June 16, 2021 at 10:12 am 41 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 18 June 2021

Alicia Jamtaas
Photo Credit: Alicia Jamtaas

 
It was the cabin in the woods that my high school buddies and I used to hang out.

Coming home from overseas, I decided to go there and reunite with them for old times’ sake. But only Jose was around to join me.

After graduation from high school, we went our separate ways. I went to college while Jose and the others stayed to work on their family farm.

After all these years, I noticed that Jose had changed and so did I. It must be true for the others too. We had nothing left in common but the memories.

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41 Comments Add your own

  • 1. neilmacdon  |  June 16, 2021 at 10:46 am

    Memories can be pretty powerful though

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    • 2. plaridel  |  June 16, 2021 at 3:02 pm

      neil:

      i know it fully well.

      Reply
  • 3. Mason Bushell  |  June 16, 2021 at 12:37 pm

    A thoughtful piece well done!

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    • 4. plaridel  |  June 16, 2021 at 3:02 pm

      mason:

      thank you. i’m glad you liked it.

      Reply
  • 6. Alicia Jamtaas  |  June 16, 2021 at 4:51 pm

    Time sure changes people. Unless you stay in contact, share stories and experiences, it’s awkward when you see an old friend. You captured well in your story.

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    • 7. plaridel  |  June 17, 2021 at 10:25 pm

      alicia:

      true that.

      Reply
  • 8. Shweta Suresh  |  June 16, 2021 at 5:59 pm

    People change but memories will always stay with us. Beautiful story!

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    • 9. plaridel  |  June 17, 2021 at 10:25 pm

      shweta:

      thanks for the memories. 🙂

      Reply
  • 10. Dora  |  June 16, 2021 at 6:51 pm

    Plaridel,
    Poignant the memories especially when they are all that’s left.
    pax,
    dora

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    • 11. plaridel  |  June 17, 2021 at 10:25 pm

      dora:

      but such is life.

      Reply
  • 12. Tannille  |  June 17, 2021 at 12:23 am

    The sad reality of childhood friendships for most.

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    • 13. plaridel  |  June 17, 2021 at 10:25 pm

      tannille:

      i know… i know. 😦

      Reply
  • 14. Sandra  |  June 17, 2021 at 2:48 am

    That’s time for you. Changes everything.

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    • 15. plaridel  |  June 17, 2021 at 10:24 pm

      sandra:

      yes, memories are the only things we can hold onto until they fade away too.

      Reply
  • 16. rochellewisoff  |  June 17, 2021 at 6:31 am

    Dear Plaridel,

    The one thing that’s constant is change. Nicely done. Love the ending line.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • 17. plaridel  |  June 17, 2021 at 10:24 pm

      rochelle:

      i truly believe that. life is about moving on and not looking back as much as possible.

      Reply
  • 18. James McEwan  |  June 17, 2021 at 11:31 am

    We all grow looking back at the childhood memories, but no matter how much we wish – we can never relive this days. Nicely told.

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    • 19. plaridel  |  June 17, 2021 at 10:23 pm

      james:

      i’m afraid nothing stands still.

      Reply
  • 20. Susan St.Pierre  |  June 17, 2021 at 11:31 am

    The old saying, “You can never go home again.” is often true. I don’t go to high school reunions for that reason. I like remembering who we all were ‘then’. No sense in disturbing that happiness. 😉

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    • 21. plaridel  |  June 17, 2021 at 10:23 pm

      susan:

      i hear you. more often than not, it only leads to disappointments.

      Reply
  • 22. Brenda's Thoughts  |  June 17, 2021 at 1:46 pm

    At least they had their memories. They serve as reminders of good times that can encourage us as we travel along our journey. Nice story, Plaridel!

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    • 23. plaridel  |  June 17, 2021 at 10:23 pm

      brenda:

      i’m glad you liked it. thank you for your support as usual.

      Reply
  • 24. msjadeli  |  June 17, 2021 at 4:32 pm

    Sometimes those memories are enough to start again, sometimes not. Hoping for the former for all of them, but if not, move on and create new ones with others… Nice slice of life story.

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    • 25. plaridel  |  June 17, 2021 at 10:23 pm

      msjadeli:

      well said.

      Reply
  • 26. mjlstories  |  June 18, 2021 at 4:35 am

    Memories can be bittersweet indeed.

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    • 27. plaridel  |  June 18, 2021 at 10:03 pm

      miranda:

      it could be depending on one’s perspectives.

      Reply
  • 28. draliman  |  June 18, 2021 at 7:20 am

    People change. But I bet they had fun remembering the old days.

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    • 29. plaridel  |  June 18, 2021 at 10:03 pm

      draliman:

      no doubt about it.

      Reply
  • 30. Elizabeth Young  |  June 18, 2021 at 9:21 am

    At least you two kept in touch!

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    • 31. plaridel  |  June 18, 2021 at 10:03 pm

      liz:

      so glad we did. 🙂

      Reply
  • 32. GHLearner  |  June 18, 2021 at 11:17 am

    That’s why I never go to high school reunions. If the friendship isn’t solid enough to keep you in touch, it’s not a big loss. Good story.

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    • 33. plaridel  |  June 18, 2021 at 10:02 pm

      gabi:

      i don’t blame you at all.

      Reply
  • 34. Keith's Ramblings  |  June 19, 2021 at 1:53 am

    It happens. We go from having much in common, to nothing but memories over time. I recently went to a reunion after 40 years and that was the case.

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    • 35. plaridel  |  June 23, 2021 at 3:48 pm

      keith:

      sadly, memories will ultimately fade away too.

      Reply
  • 36. pennygadd51  |  June 19, 2021 at 2:18 pm

    Memories can be good, but continuing friendship needs shared interests. Nice soliloquy Plaridel.

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    • 37. plaridel  |  June 23, 2021 at 3:48 pm

      penny:

      your generous comment is much appreciated. thank you.

      Reply
  • 38. Dale  |  June 19, 2021 at 7:39 pm

    That is a sad reality very often.

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    • 39. plaridel  |  June 23, 2021 at 3:47 pm

      dale:

      i guess we better get used to it for our own sanity.

      Reply
      • 40. Dale  |  June 23, 2021 at 5:01 pm

        I should think so!

        Reply

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