slight absurdist romance ending, a short story by etgrthrx. Date added: 2012-07-29. Times viewed: 265.
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Written by Etgar Theroux
This was the development of a break-up and there was nothing that I could do. An awkward moment of silence passes. I had to do something and in my uncertainty this came out of my mouth
“Ask me how to fix a broken ocean,” it was spoken with such calmness.
She turned her face towards me and I was met with a look of mild curiosity. “What?”
“If the ocean were to break, how do you fix it? Ask me.”
“Because, I’m the only one who knows the answer,”
A faint smile emerged after these words were spoken. Of course, she didn’t ask me, she shrugged her shoulders and turned her attention back towards the setting sun. I didn’t do anything, just stood there by her side and listened to the autumnal wind blow about the foliage. Another brief un-awkward moment passes.
“How do you fix a broken ocean?” she said softly.
Without looking at her I say, “I’m not going to tell you. Not yet, but I promise to tell you one day. I promise.”
I’m not exactly sure what it was about these sentiments, maybe they meant that there is still a lot that she doesn’t know about me or, perhaps, obscurity is romantic?
As the sun sank below the hills and the purple, reddish edges of night slowly veiled over the firmament, her hand found mine and our fingers clasped together and with that the day conceded to a starry night. And in the faint glow of the stars I could see that she was looking at me with a mild smile.
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