Interlude

I tend to wonder — what happens in the “happily ever after”? So often, we have this hero, who has just slain dragons and/or saved the world and whatnot… And, what, they just settled down after all that? Maybe. Maybe, it took its toll. Maybe, they welcome the change to a quiet life. But, I think there’s a certain kind of hero that needs the struggle; the kind of hero to whom doing good is as much a need as a calling, for whom it is the only thing that truly gives them clarity, and life. How do those people handle an interlude?

This week’s CW prompt:

“In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about an interlude.”


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Where’s the adventure
Between two pages;
Where’s the adventure
Between two books?

I’m left adrift
In “happily ever after”;
I’m left adrift,
And it hurts.

I should be fine,
Living these moments;
I should be fine —
Except… my life’s work:

I lived for adventure;
And though I love you forever…
I lived for adventure —
But I can’t live for you.

I ache for the knowing
Of where I ought to be going;
I ache for the knowing
Of what’s right and wrong.

Love, I beseech you:
Understand why I leave you.
Love, I beseech you:
Let me stay gone.

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