#16 – Lost
The teddy bear gazed up, a drip of water splashing against its matted face. Far above, the world passed by: hundreds of shoes clattering an endless thrum, their shadows flickering through hesitant light as it sank through a metal grating. Voices echoed from a world of sun, raised in laughter and joyful whispers. Below, the bear bobbed and twisted in the grey water of the sewer. The arms that once held it were gone. The lips that once kissed it were gone. Only the eyes that beheld it remained, gazing down, tears falling – her last warmth striking against the bear’s fur.
(c) Tim Austin 2016
A bit of a sad ‘un. Something similar once happened to me. Still miss that Panda. Still, if you’ve liked it, please let people know and link it on your social media using the buttons below.
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2 thoughts on “#16 – Lost”
April 13, 2016 at 4:06 pm
Beautifully written. Thank you for sharing such a perfectly heart-rending moment.
April 13, 2016 at 4:09 pm
You’re very welcome 🙂 very glad it moved you – that’s always the purpose of good writing. If you can, it’d be lovely to have a vote on the poll, below. Which story from last week appealed most?