Memories are so precious, especially when the world has gone to hell. There are so few humans left now. You’d think we’d group together, but for greed. It’s rare to run into anyone when you’re hiding… always hiding. The trick is to keep moving. 

I don’t know why I made my way back here, to the town where I grew up but, as I stand on the stage in the old school hall fingering the velvet curtains, now faded to a mouldering green, long-forgotten memories flood back. 

The moment of solace bolsters my reserve. I can keep going after all.

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Margarida Brei
Margarida Brei(@margarida-brei)
5 months ago

What an unpleasant life to hide and keep moving, Carrie.

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
5 months ago

I love the idea of ​​keeping memories and moving on. That’s the good gimmick of life. We should not be tied to memories. We should always be moving on no matter what.

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Linda Rock
Linda Rock(@linda-rock)
5 months ago

Great story Carrie, You’ve truly captured how it is to feel lonely and afraid. And it would make perfect sense to return to a place where memories were made and to find solace. At the end of the day, it’s our memories that sustain us. Very nicely done.

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Marianna Pieterse
Marianna Pieterse(@marianna-pieterse)
5 months ago

It made sense to me that your protagonist would return back to a place with happy memories. I think in our own daily lives it is often the good memories that make difficult days easier. I would love to know where your protagonist would go next and what the future holds for him/her.

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