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So Many Nights Ago

by Bryan Young

After two years, the sight of the hotel where we said our final goodbye still weighs down my chest with longing and bittersweet memories. Even after so long, I can still feel you pressed against me in bed, taking a deep breath and saying something adorable and unexpected like, “God, I love the way you smell.” How’s that? I’d ask, and you’d say in that angelic voice of yours, “Like you.” I have to work to remember times like that instead of the cold night things ended, bitterly as they did. I cherished every stolen moment with you, and every time I pass that old building downtown I wish I were there with you once more. Despite it all, I hope you made the right choice.

6S

Bryan Young is an award-winning filmmaker, columnist for The Huffington Post, and posts short stories regularly on his short story blog. He also runs Big Shiny Robot!

6 comments:

Joe said...

A heartbreaking read and all guys have been there. A sad but must be told type of tale. Great work.

Bryan said...

Feel free to visit my short story blog, too...

Anna Russell said...

This is gorgeous Bryan. So poignant and you've painted a really vivid picture here. I like how we're left to imagine what's become of their lives.

Anonymous said...

A sweet, sad tale beautifully told with the economy of six sentences. Lovely.
Caroline Wells
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J said...

wonderful - i really felt the pain here. the last line hits me hardest!!

Mariana said...

This was really good!