Saturday, May 23, 2009

I told her not to worry



I said she shouldn’t worry. But would she listen? I told her that things like that didn’t happen in real life, and even if they did it wouldn’t happen to people like her.
‘Everything always happens to me’ she used to say.
I told her I’d be there for her, so even if the worse did come about she wouldn’t be alone.
‘It’ll happen when your back’s turned’ she always said.
I tried to remind her that all those films she watched and books she read were pure fiction. She always said that the people that wrote them knew something that we didn't.
No matter what I said she worried more and more. ‘If you keep on at this rate the men in white coats will come for you’ I joked.
She said it was the men in green coats that she was worried about.
This went on and on for ages, and in time even I began to worry. This stupid fantasy was beginning to take her over.
And then one dark night the sky suddenly lit up. I heard a deep throbbing sound, but when I got to the window to see what was happening, everything had returned to normal. In the morning I put it all down to a silly dream.
She was right to have worried. I was wrong. I still find it hard to comprehend. Why her of all people?
Still, she loved to travel and not all aliens are bad. Every night I look up at the stars and wonder which one she’s on. It’s quite funny really!

17 comments:

  1. An fun twist :) Nice bit of fiction :)

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  2. Keith Have you been visiting with Jayne. Her and her aliens lol.. I think I'm going to send her your way for the Carry on Tuesday write.

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  3. I love the suspense with a clever twist!! Nicely done! Sorry I didn't get to Carry on Tuesday. Looking forward to some free time to read and write more consistently!

    Hugs Giggles

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  4. oh the clever you does it cleverly again :)

    good one Keith
    Happy SS

    http://whenhekissesher.wordpress.com/2009/05/22/i-worry-for-her/

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  5. a blessing or a curse this gift of foresight.....

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  6. Hey Keith,great write....Well poor she...wish u had believed her.

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  7. Ha ha they were coming to take her away, away Good one

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  8. You've done it again. Good Job.

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  9. Ya talking about Rosey......right?

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  10. Certainly living with aliens is better than death, which is where I thought this piece was going. Glad it didn't. Enjoyable!

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  11. Good read Keith, he he, i liked what Marja said in her comment.

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  12. Wow Keith, now I'm beginning to worry about you. He He, Ho Ho, Ha Ha, they're coming to take me away.
    You are always worth the time I spend here.
    Old Grizz

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  13. quite nice (and, i love the idea of tuesdays, however, i don't do poetry!)

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  14. yes it's funny, i find the humor in it! great writing.

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  15. I sense a bit of wicked satisfaction in this - as though he is secretly a little glad to be shut of her. I can picture him waving goodbye and then heading back to bed LOL Great story!

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