#FF — Timeless

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Merle’s now-silver, but still-wavy hair shines like a beacon from a block away. He’s sitting at their bench, the one they met at each afternoon after classes. The campus has changed so much, but the iron bench remains, the same deep blue the sky has on a clear day. Marie remembers how she noticed Merle’s eyes matched it the day they met sixty years ago.

He said he’d wait for her – and he did. He’s never married; no children.

Merle”

His silver mane turns. As their eyes meet, her guilt vaporizes in the flames of their timeless love.

[100 words]


Rochelle Wisoff-Fields is the educational host of Friday Fictioneers.

42 Comments Add yours

  1. neilmacdon says:

    What took her so long?

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Not sure but probably the usual suspects: career, marriage, children. Thanks for reading, Neil.

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    2. A very intriguing story! So many questions about the years in between! Well done 🙂

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      1. msjadeli says:

        Thanks much 🙂

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  2. Iain Kelly says:

    Hope she was worth the wait.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Me too! I hope they can spend their last years making up for lost time ❤

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  3. Sadje says:

    A wonderful love story Li.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sadje. It could happen! 🙂

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      1. Sadje says:

        It could! 💖

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  4. Sweet story with a happy ending!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Christian 🙂

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  5. memadtwo says:

    I’m not sure how I feel about either one of them…seems like a lot of wasted time all around. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Kerfe, I think our species knows how to waste time better than any other. Prove me wrong! 😉

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      1. memadtwo says:

        No argument from me.

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  6. Badfinger (Max) says:

    That is so sad! Poor Merle…I wish Marie would have told him to go on with his life but he probably would not have anyway…

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Max, I’m in total agreement with you. Love cannot be reasoned with.

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  7. Tannille says:

    The silvers can be so sweet. I hope he kept busy all these years.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Tannille, I feel sure of it. I think he built her a cottage with all hand made furniture ❤

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      1. Tannille says:

        Sounds lovely. There is something about handmade stuff.

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  8. Dear Lisa,

    My heart is racing right along with Marie’s. Lovely story. Although I feel kind of bad for all the time he’s waited for her.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Rochelle, thank you for your lovely comment.
      Shalom,
      Lisa

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  9. James McEwan says:

    Yes, a first true love never dies and can patiently wait until the right moment. A lovely inspirational story about old flames that will not be extinguished.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      James, thank you very much and I’m glad that the story resonates with you.

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  10. Bill says:

    Vaporized guilt is the best kind. Wonderfully charming story, Lisa.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes it is 🙂 Thanks much, Bill!

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  11. Lovely story.
    The potential for much ….

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  12. Anonymous says:

    what a beautiful story! to have such a deep and abiding love is so very rare these days.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, and I agree ❤

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  13. granonine says:

    Aw. Wonderful story of a lasting love. Good one!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks so much, Linda 🙂

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  14. It was clearly meant to be, later rather than sooner it seems.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      You’re right, Keith. “To every thing there is a season.”

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  15. plaridel says:

    i guess all’s forgiven. great ending. 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Christian 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Neel.

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  16. Laurie Bell says:

    Oh wow
    Lovely story of the power of true love and longing and waiting

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Laurie!

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