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I gave him a kiss then let him go to the ferry. "Call me when you get there."

I stood alone. Left behind on the windswept dock yet again. I imagined the alluring girls waiting at his university. Eager and sophisticated. More worldly wise than wide-eyed islanders like us.

He'd assured me that he'd resisted the temptations of the mainland last semester. Swamped with assignments he'd said. No time for the parties.


I watched him wave from the deck and blew him a kiss. "Goodbye my love."

His response floated across on the wind and spray. "Bye Dad."

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    Drew Martyn over 3 years ago

    I wondered about their relationship, but the end really took me by surprise and made me laugh. Great debut WW, welcome to Drablr. :)

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    D.M. over 3 years ago

    Good twist! 'Looking forward to reading more of your work.

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    frostygossamer over 2 years ago

    My that was a sneaky one. And so true. Great drabble. :)

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