Time to Write: 4th January

Here is Rachel’s first Time to Write Prompt of the New Year.
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‘Don’t worry about me,’
Those were the last words he spoke to me.
It hadn’t exactly been a reprimand,  just a common phrase spoken so often.
But I did worry. How could I not?
He was always concerned about other people, me especially. He’d taken me under his wing years ago, offered me warmth and protection as well as a home, asking nothing in return.
Many thought we were related, but there was no blood kinship. We had an unbreakable bond built on loyalty, trust and companionship. We both got something out of our relationship, no expectations or demands, seemingly joined at the hip. Where one went, the other was not far away. We had a good life.
And now he was gone.
Sitting here on his bed, I feel his presence and lift my arm across my heart, fully expecting to find his hand on my shoulder.
It was all here in black and white, everything was mine to do with as I wished.
He had known all this time and made plans to ensure I would be OK.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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2 Responses to Time to Write: 4th January

  1. Rachel says:

    Aw, this was so bittersweet. Thanks for sharing.

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