Friday, September 16, 2011

Friday Flash 55 -- long haul

Fall by Josh McKible

 "You’ve driven so far!"


"Yup, through the last days of summer — long haul over the plains."

"Thanks for bringing my stuff, for unloading everything in my dorm room. How about a tour of campus?"

"Nah…too scruffy. I don’t fit here. Gimme a hug — go start your new life."

"Wait, Dad! I wanted to show you-u-u-u-u…….."

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Brian Miller said...

hard moments saying goodbye...esp with the tension of being from two different worlds...well written

Margaret said...

Awe.... The dad made a poor choice! (it breaks my heart)

izzy said...

It is sad when family take a "pass" on risky feelings-it really is
making for regrets. Good piece lady!

Don't Feed The Pixies said...

reminds me of the Paul Simon lyric

And I know a fa-ther
Who had a son
He longed to tell him all the reasons
For the things he'd done
He came a long way
Just to explain
He kissed his boy as he lay sleeping
Then he turned around and headed home again

Guess we're all just slip sliding away? :)

G-Man said...

Thats too bad, I was delighted to take my daughter to college for that very first time. You don't get a second chance.
Loved your 55 Lydia
You Rock!
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

Monkey Man said...

Never lesser than. Sad but sweet.

Alice Audrey said...

I thought it was supposed to be the kids who were embarrassed to be seen with their family.

Hey, that truck looks just like mine!

susan said...

Understated and very nicely done.

Lydia said...

Hello, all. I replied to all comments through Alice's and now I see that something went wrong, that they were never published.....

Brian~ Two different worlds indeed. Thank you for being here.

Margaret~ I think it is sad for both of them. :(

izzy~ "it really is making for regrets" is such a great line. Thank you.

Pixies~ Love that song and appreciate the analogy. The thought of slip slidin' away is depressing to me, but we gotta go sometime. :(

G-Man~ You rock! I think it's wonderful that you have that shared memory with your daughter. Great dad. :)

Monkey Man~ Never lesser than, most definitely. Thanks.

Alice Audrey~ I don't think he was embarrassed to be seen with her, but was afraid of causing her embarrassment being seen with him. I am reminded of my mother in this regard....

susan~ Thanks for those words.



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