Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers: True Romance

Before he went into hiding, he promised that he would come back to find me when it was safe. “How will you find me?” I asked. 

He smiled and blushed his hand against my cheek, “You will know when the time comes.” He was gone in a blink.

For a decade, I traveled the world, searching for him. I tried to savor the joy of travel whenever I could and whenever loneliness began to creep in, I would find a sign telling me he’s around like an old man selling flower would hand me one for free or a lady selling cotton candy would give me a large wad for free. Those things, however, only lasted temporarily, never completely satiated the emptiness.

One afternoon, I sat on a park bench and sighed, “As much as I liked the things you’ve given me, you’re the one I want the most right now.”

That evening, just as I turned the key to my motel room, I saw a smiley face on the wall. I knew, he’s here.

(~175 words)

I am participating in Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writer, where we write a piece between 100 and 150 words (more or less 25 words) in length inspired by the photo prompt above. 

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