Retro Promises

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Entry to this week’s What Pegman Saw!

Daisy waited by the tracks day and night for her beloved. The morning express fueled a jolt of anticipation but would deflate after the final call midnight. For years she kept the routine, working to uphold the promise made long ago. He’d come to her and she’d wait for him in Ljubljana before setting off to travel together. In truth, the two did meet but tragedy struck soon afterwards when their train collided headlong into another. Daisy survived the accident but with anterograde amnesia. Her beloved perished but not before whispering last words that he’d wait for her in the afterlife.

7 responses »

  1. What a tragedy, doubled over itself: first the fatal meeting, then the memory loss.The idea of waiting forever for something doomed to never happen is something that crops up in my own stories as well; I find it especially heartbreaking.

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