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The Promise, Conclusion

The Promise, Conclusion

Excuse me! Excuse me! I’m calling out as people are looking down at me. Some kick at me to get me out of their way. Others are laughing at my humiliation or mocking my efforts. After peering through many varieties of shoes, I notice a piece of paper not far from the drinking fountain. Someone steps on my hand as I reach for its recovery, and the card scoots a little farther away. The last push forward is rewarded, and…

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The Promise, Part Ten

The Promise, Part Ten

The 7:40 train will be arriving in 20 minutes! I’m awake now! The whole world must have heard the announcement. The promise is true; the 740 is arriving even though it’s almost the break of day. Wait a minute! How did all of these people get here? Every size and description are in attendance. Some passengers carried scars and wounds, while others wore crutches or sat in wheelchairs. The majority have their luggage. Was I supposed to bring luggage? The…

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The Promise, Part Nine

The Promise, Part Nine

I must have accidentally dropped the paper out of my pocket when I got a drink. The wind probably blew it behind the fountain, along with the debris hiding its whereabouts. I know one thing; I’m not letting it get away from me again. Faith is triumphant enough to giggle over the recovery. She hums as she walks back to her place across the room. “Thank you is not enough for your help, Faith. I raise my voice so she…

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The Promise, Part Eight

The Promise, Part Eight

The double doors of the train station fly open. A strong gust of wind sends leaves and debris scattering across the floor. “What a mess this is, I say to Faith, and even worse, I’ve lost my card too.” Oh, no, I will help you find it, “she said. “It has to be here somewhere; I never left the building.” “Maybe we’ll find it if we sweep up this mess, Faith suggests.” “Okay, I’ll get the broom I saw leaning…

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The Promise, Part Seven

The Promise, Part Seven

He’s a real creeper who preys on the innocent. Anyway, He took my watch and stomped on it until he broke it to pieces.” Her smile revealed she has no fear in this world, and her clear blue eyes spoke confidence. There was something about her that made me feel we had been friends for a long time. The cold night air penetrates my core. I walk to the bench holding the coat of possibilities. What are the chances this…

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