Memories hurt, but some hurt only because time had passed forever. Lucy remembered a conversation with a gentleman in Bethesda.
The circus had finished setting up, the animals fed and watered, and something told Lucy someone was staring at her.
"Beautiful," said the gentleman.
He bowed slightly.
"The tiger," he explained with a knowing grin. "It's beautiful."
"Oh. Oh yes,"
He held out his hand.
"My name's Joshua. Joshua McGinley. I'm delighted to meet you."
"Lucy," she replied. "I don't know my surname."
She could tell by his eyes she'd already made a kill.
Neville Hunt about 3 years ago
A great drabble Drew ( among legions of others of course!) Love the ending but also like the first sentence. Part of me thinks it’s tautologous, but then ‘forever’ is super underscoring. It is a delight to read.