The Long Wait

August 31, 2022 at 1:07 pm 24 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 2 September 2022

David Stewart
Photo Credit: David Stewart

 
Aunt Rosa found Julia looking out by the window waiting for her Romeo.

“It’s getting late,” she told her niece. “Time to go to bed.”

“What’s holding him up, Auntie?” she wondered. “He said he’d come and tell me something very important tonight.”

Aunt Rosa knew what happened. He was shot dead by a rival gang early that evening, but she didn’t have the heart to tell her now.

“Boys will be boys,” was all she could manage to say.

After an hour or so, Julia reluctantly called it a night unaware of the dark shadow looming down upon her.

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24 Comments Add your own

  • 1. neilmacdon  |  August 31, 2022 at 1:39 pm

    The morning is going to be hard

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    • 2. plaridel  |  September 1, 2022 at 8:37 am

      neil:

      i hear you.

      Reply
  • 3. CGraith  |  August 31, 2022 at 5:09 pm

    Nice connection to the photo prompt. The shadows as a metaphor of death and bad news.

    Reply
    • 4. plaridel  |  September 1, 2022 at 8:37 am

      clare:

      what a generous comment. much appreciated.

      Reply
  • 5. Bear  |  September 1, 2022 at 6:04 am

    What a tragic tale. Very well written. I can imagine what her morning will be like. So very sad.

    Reply
    • 6. plaridel  |  September 1, 2022 at 8:37 am

      jellico:

      i totally agree.

      Reply
  • 7. Bernadette Braganza  |  September 1, 2022 at 6:56 am

    The shadow could be the bad news… Or it could be his ghost too?

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    • 8. plaridel  |  September 1, 2022 at 8:37 am

      bernadette:

      more likely his ghost.

      Reply
  • 9. Iain Kelly  |  September 1, 2022 at 8:50 am

    Ominous shadow indeed, she will have a hard day to follow.

    Reply
    • 10. plaridel  |  September 3, 2022 at 11:34 am

      iain:

      she’d need all the support she could get.

      Reply
  • 11. Bill  |  September 1, 2022 at 3:45 pm

    Sad story, this, but nicely done.

    Reply
    • 12. plaridel  |  September 3, 2022 at 11:34 am

      bill:

      thank you for reading and commenting as usual. much appreciated.

      Reply
  • 13. draliman  |  September 1, 2022 at 10:42 pm

    She gets one more sleep before she gets the news, very sad.

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    • 14. plaridel  |  September 3, 2022 at 11:34 am

      draliman:

      i know, i know.

      Reply
  • 15. msjadeli  |  September 2, 2022 at 10:11 am

    Poor dear Julia. Her Aunt is a kind-hearted woman. Good storytelling, Plaridel.

    Reply
    • 16. plaridel  |  September 3, 2022 at 11:34 am

      msjadeli:

      what a generous comment. thank you. 🙂

      Reply
      • 17. msjadeli  |  September 3, 2022 at 12:31 pm

        You’re welcome, Plaridel.

        Reply
        • 18. plaridel  |  September 6, 2022 at 4:06 pm

          msjadeli:

          🙂

          Reply
  • 19. Sascha Darlington  |  September 2, 2022 at 9:01 pm

    Well, this is sad. The shadow is going to be with her for a long time.

    Reply
    • 20. plaridel  |  September 3, 2022 at 11:33 am

      sascha:

      i’m afraid you’re right.

      Reply
  • 21. granonine  |  September 3, 2022 at 6:07 pm

    The sadness is already unbearable, and the poor girl doesn’t even know yet that the boy she loves is dead.

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    • 22. plaridel  |  September 6, 2022 at 4:05 pm

      linda:

      i hear you.

      Reply
  • 23. rochellewisoff  |  September 4, 2022 at 5:22 am

    Dear Plaridel,

    A Romeo and Julia story with a tragic ending. Nicely done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

    Reply
    • 24. plaridel  |  September 6, 2022 at 4:05 pm

      rochelle:

      thank you for your reading and continued support. much appreciated.

      Reply

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