For Tale Weaver #61: DEPARTURES (the happiness of the ending is up to you)
She paced the departure lounge.
Let us board soon. Soon. Please. Soon.
The interior lights were lowered; the windows out side dark.
She would never step off this plane. Never have to wait to claim luggage.
Or clear customs, immigration, and ground transportation.
More more nervous check. No, hadn’t forgotten.
Right there. The two bottles to be mixed.
The flight was just long enough.
Calm finally descended. She watched the families, the lovers, the children.
She hoped life was good for all of them after landing.
Soon, their flight was departing. She was departing.
Departing her life. About time I did, she thought.
As she went to set her cell to airplane mode, it vibrated.
She knew the number well – let it depart too, she thought.
The text read: “pls, b4 u go, im @ gate to depart . . . .”
Thank you for all the nice comments – I appreciate folks interest in weaving tales, and thank everyone who has participated. With Michael and Pat, Tale Weavers will become more dynamic, eclectic, and imaginative. Look forward to their inventive tales to weave, and their phenomenal commentary. Wishing all tales to weave, thread to weave them with, walls to display them on, and story circles to listen. Namaste