departure lounge

For Tale Weaver #61: DEPARTURES (the happiness of the ending is up to you)

departure lounge sign

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


12 thoughts on “departure lounge

  1. summerstommy2 April 16, 2016 / 8:59 pm

    Thanks for this contribution to the Tale Weaver, I can see there are so many variations on the theme of departure and you have hit on one I hadn’t thought of….very engaging and one hopes that message will not be totally ignored…..


    • taleweavering April 16, 2016 / 10:48 pm

      Thank you, Michael.
      Even jaded, pessimistic me hopes she pays attention to the text and goes over to the departure gate.
      I have to allow myself to write a happy ending every story or 10. Learning a lesson from you, I guess. : )

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  2. wildchild47 April 16, 2016 / 7:39 pm

    This is an incredible story – just enough information to set the stage and tension, but leave one wondering …. what exactly is being planned?

    As for your thoughts …. well, once again, thank you so much for your wonderful efforts and contributions. :)


    • taleweavering April 16, 2016 / 10:52 pm

      Thanks, Pat. I was thinking of all sorts of departures, and left this one for open for interpretation. I had a even vaguer version, but decided I’d give the reader some sense of what her options were.
      Good luck! I’m looking forward to your first TW/FT prompt next week. You will have fun with this, I promise.

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      • wildchild47 April 16, 2016 / 11:07 pm

        LOL@ the “fun” bit …. well, all I can do is try to inject fun into it and see what happens, but with wonderful company and co-host, then, at least, I’m sure I’ll be laughing in some ways ;)


        • taleweavering April 16, 2016 / 11:19 pm

          I can pretty much guarantee that your co-host will make you smile, if you not laugh out loud. He is also congenial company.
          And you have a wicked sense of humour yourself.
          Reading comment streams between the two of you can be hilarious, to say nothing of the posts themselves.
          Serious is okay, too, of course. I just have to be careful of seriousness right now.

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          • wildchild47 April 16, 2016 / 11:26 pm

            Laughter is often better than the seriousness, when it can send us into terrible spirals …. so at least if we can spin the tables and laugh through the tears, then it’s a good thing :)

            Wicked sense of humour? Me? surely you must be mistaken XD


              • wildchild47 April 16, 2016 / 11:44 pm

                LOL …. warped, wicked, it all fits and I’m more than happy to “own it” XD


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