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The Night Two Broken Hearts Mended

Pentina Weekly Prompt — Memories

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Some years after her accident and he moved away, a hometown party reunited them. She agreed to take him to his parents’ house. There, he carried her from her wheelchair to his old bedroom.

“You’re still my May,” he whispered.

Weeks later, at twenty-one, a brain aneurysm took him forever.

This story is inspired by an unexpected night I spent with my first love just before he died.

Thank you J.A. for this prompt.

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“‘Great things come in small packages,’ they say. But I’ve noticed small things also come in small packages.” —J.A. Taylor

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Mary Keating

Mary Keating

Poet, lawyer, disability advocate, wheelchair rider. Published in SFWP, Poetry for Ukraine, Scribes Micro Fiction, Wordgathering. Pushcart Prize nominee.

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