I'm so excited to link up again this week with Confessions of a Stay-at-Home-Mom for Write It Wednesday. I really enjoyed last weeks challenge, and think it's really awesome to get back to creative writing just for the fun of it.
This week's prompt is....
And here's my entry...
She sat on the edge of the bed. The night was still, the room was dark.
Her feet gently grazed the floor. It was cold...almost damp. For a moment, she wondered why, but then realized that it all made sense. The floor was damp from the tears that had been falling from her eyes for the past hour.
She tried to summon the strength to get off the bed, maybe go take a shower or shake off the feeling that someone was watching her.
She heard his words, and knew they were real, but could not bring herself to believe them.
"Sarah...get up." He whispered.
It felt as though he were sitting beside her, his fingers tracing up and down her spine.
She could feel his lips graze against her shoulder. It felt cold, but in the stillness of this night, it was comforting.
She looked at her shoulder, feeling the goosebumps starting to prickle up on her skin. She knew he was there...but in her heart, she knew it wasn't possible.
She lept from bed, feeling an urgent need to find him. How could she have heard his words? How was it even possible?
Looking in the mirror, she stopped her frantic search. Seeing a dim reflection, his reflection, she brought her fingers to get lips and a single tear fell down her cheek.
"Sarah...I love you" he whispered.
Closing her eyes, she felt his familiar hands on her shoulders, coming around to embrace her for one last time.
And with that, he was gone. No longer would she hear his voice, feel his lips on her shoulder or his fingers on her spine.
No longer would she sit there waiting...waiting for his return. She knew that there was no way for him to get back from where he had gone, no way for him to kiss her again and no way for them to be together, until her final day in this life came to an end.
Thanks again for hosting this awesome challenge, Steph! I can't wait for next week!