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Endings and Beginnings

She had come to know these crooked lanes and narrow alleys well. In fact, she had memorized them, along with all the city’s hazards and delights. Living here had been both a challenge and a hard-won opportunity, but life’s haphazard events had a way of changing one’s priorities. So it was with much regret that she now packed her bags. What would home feel like after being so long away? Well, she would soon find out.

She went down the stairs, opened the door and paused on the front step. “Goodbye,” she whispered softly, then stepped out into the street.
This was written with words from Three Word Wednesday and photo prompt from Friday Fictioneers.

12 comments:

Sheilagh Lee said...

change can sometimes be good

June 28, 2017 at 4:10 PM
Linda said...

Poignant. One senses she's not sure she really wants to leave.

June 28, 2017 at 7:14 PM
Old Egg said...

That was a beautiful farewell piece Ann for the last Three Word Wednesday. Let's hope we see each other at the other prompt sites in future.

June 28, 2017 at 9:12 PM
Swallow in the Wind said...

You really draw us into her sorrow at leaving.
Christine

June 28, 2017 at 10:52 PM
kaykuala said...

Poignantly beautiful Ann, even though it is a sad moment!

Hank

June 29, 2017 at 1:54 AM
Jae Rose said...

A fitting end to ten years at TWW - it is so good to read your work again Ann

June 29, 2017 at 2:28 AM
Keith's Ramblings said...

Leaving. Sad. Change.

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June 29, 2017 at 4:27 AM
Lori said...

It would be so hard to walk away from the depth of a place like this, but home is calling and needs to be answered. Wonderful story.

June 29, 2017 at 1:00 PM
Fluid Phrase said...

This is beautifully written. Well done!

June 30, 2017 at 12:46 AM
Sascha Darlington said...

It's funny how a place can begin to feel like home and how hard it can be to leave it. Well done. You evoked her sadness well.

June 30, 2017 at 8:01 PM
Michael Wynn said...

Full of regret and sadness. I wonder what is forcing her to have to go back home

July 1, 2017 at 8:41 AM
Dr. Anita Sabat said...

We need to experience being away.
As it's her home, she's sure to be back soon! Goodbye will turn to Hi!

July 11, 2017 at 4:38 AM