The Pickpocket

We said our goodbyes and embraced each other in our arms.

“See you,” he said, with his rogueish charm.

His hands travelled down my waist, but before they could – I teased away. Please stay.

“See you,” I said back. I felt like crying.

He laughed, of course, like he always did. “Don’t worry. I’ll be back.”

No, he wouldn’t. He was moving overseas.

I waited until he was gone before I let out a deep breath. I inhaled the city scents – oils, smoke, and cars – but not his. His heat disappeared from my skin. I panicked,  I forgot how he felt, and my hands were all over me. Tears spilled from my eyes, and I wiped at them, but there was another – and another.

I broke down and in a city alley, in a city alone; I cradled myself like he had me.

I reached into my back pocket, where he had slipped something for me.

In there was a letter – all crumpled and worn. Gingerly, I folded back the creases and opened it with care.

Inside, there was a picture of him and me.

It was an image frozen in time, a reminder of the love that we share.

 

 

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Inspired by Jade M. Wong‘s “The Pickpocket“. Artful and amazing – consider this literary prose the unofficial companion piece.

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And love your Reality.

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24 thoughts on “The Pickpocket

    1. Oh I’m not denying it doesn’t! It just requires more commitment. If you’re taking it easy, it’s not the relationship you want to be in, and that’s why I say it needs more maturity.
      I’m glad you enjoyed it!

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  1. Ahhhh you just took my heart and melted it, especially that last line. It’s perfectly romantic. And hey, long-distance relationships can work. I have hope for these two ❤

    Thank you for the shoutout!

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      1. Haha, I may have been the muse but you definitely took the inspiration and made it your own. I think you deserve to take credit for this lovely piece of fiction 🙂

        And agreed, relationships in general take a lot of maturity and commitment.

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