Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Trifecta Challenge: Band



This was always their intention, their mutual creation. Or it should’ve been. He constructed half of it. He was just waiting for her to cross over and finish the rest. Their version of heaven was like a friendship charm, he needed the other piece she kept to lock in place and complete the circle.

She was his soul mate. The plan was always to band together on the other side and they’d have eternity with each other. He eagerly waited for her, knowing that one day she’d meet him and they’d have everything they ever wanted.

Time didn’t pass there the same way it had on earth, but the more time that did pass, the more he had to deal with the inevitability that she hadn’t returned to him.

Was heaven really heaven if he wasn’t sharing it with her? Was a friendship charm just a wasted piece of metal if it never again found its match?

Maybe after he passed, she fell from grace and would not be allowed to join him. Maybe what he thought was their shared idea of heaven was only his. Or maybe, her heart was never really his.

Whatever the reason, without her, his carefully constructed heaven was slowly becoming his own personal hell. Or maybe that’s where he had really ended up after all. Maybe he deserved it. Had he really done enough to show that she was his everything, or had he taken her for granted all those years? He didn’t know.

He didn’t even know if he would ever find answers to those questions. There was only one way to find out, and it would take a leap of faith to do it. It was one he had to try and make. 

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Trying to get back into the swing of things writing wise and Trifecta is always a great place to start. This week's prompt was Band, i.e. to band together. The idea for this story was based on a conversation that would take too long to explain and wouldn't make much sense anyway. But what if all the good intentions, all of your plans don't work out in the end, especially if you aren't the only one making those plans?




1: to affix a band to or tie up with a band
2: to finish or decorate with a band
3: to gather together : unite - See more at: http://www.trifectawritingchallenge.com/#sthash.hy6J2hoU.dpuf



BAND (verb)

1: to affix a band to or tie up with a band
2: to finish or decorate with a band
3: to gather together : unite - See more at: http://www.trifectawritingchallenge.com/#sthash.hy6J2hoU.dpuf

BAND (verb)

1: to affix a band to or tie up with a band
2: to finish or decorate with a band
3: to gather together : unite - See more at: http://www.trifectawritingchallenge.com/#sthash.hy6J2hoU.dpuf

4 comments:

Tom MacInnes said...

Nice juxtapositioning of personal visions of Heaven and Hell and whether they are all that different after all. I enjoyed how you slowly but, surely, took us along on your character's journey from being certain of Heaven, to being convinced it was Hell, from impassively waiting for action, to feeling compelled to act. Very well done! Thank you for linking up is week.

Gina said...

I ditto Tom here. Fascinating story. It had my mind spin it's own version of my thoughts on Heaven and Hell. I hope their friendship resumes/reconnects up there.

Kir said...

The waiting is the hardest part.. Always. When you're reminded that perception can be different and that the idea of nirvana or he'll doesn't match what others envision is like it's own purgatory isn't it??

My favorite part was about the half charms.. And of they mean anything without the other.. Without it's match.. That gave me something to think about.

Thank you for linking up, I enjoyed this.

kymm said...

Faith is also a relative term. I like how you mixed it up with heaven and charms and the end enigma of which is which.