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Are you really here? Were you ever? Or is it just me?”

It doesn’t matter. You should leave when it’s time. Grief will abide. This was never a good place for you.”


No. When the rain comes back. It will. You know it always will.”

Am I dreaming?”

‘If life is a dream, then yes.”

Will you stay a little longer?”

A little longer. But not for too long. You need to finish here.”

I don’t know what that means.”

You need to finish here,” she said.

I felt the breeze across the field, whirling through the corn stalks. Her hair swayed. Her smile was sweet. I sat back in Jeremiah’s chair, content just to look at her as clouds gathered in the tall sky. I still saw her even when she was gone. It happened so gradual, I didn’t notice, not for a while.

from A Very Tall Summer – coming soon

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Steven Baird

Writer, amateur photographer, ad compositor and chicken herder.

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