Disappearance

By (Gypsie) Ami Offenbacher-Ferris

Response to prompt by Charli Mills
for Carrot Ranch Literary Community. In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about disappearance.

It was here, seemingly only a few moments ago. Yet, neither could find it anywhere. They searched for it together and they searched apart. Neither one could believe they had lost it and it was gone.

Deciding to search one last night; the searching was awkward, stilted and definitely not how it had been. There was no team-work, no coordination. Their basic understanding of how to work as one unit no longer existed.

They sat upon the bed just looking at one another. The disappearance of their love had gone unnoticed, just as the disappearance of years had.

99 Words Excluding Title and instructions.

27 Comments

  1. Sadje says:

    Great take Ami. You’ve linked it to my post. The original link is in my post. You should go to it and submit the form so that your story is included in the final round-up.

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    1. Thank you Sadje, I went back and did so. Thank you for the heads up … I seem to screw up more often than not. LOL Thank you again my friend. 🙏

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      1. Sadje says:

        No worries Ami. That’s how we learn to do it right.

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  2. Thank you my friend, I did just that! 😊🙏

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  3. I really enjoyed this piece, Ami! So well done 😀

    BTW, Thank you for sharing your poem with me – I posted it at The Skeptic’s Kaddish just now –

    Alone again, or: Love poem

    Sincerely,
    David

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    1. Thank you so much David! I am honored!

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      1. 🥰 Ami 🥰

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  4. rothpoetry says:

    Very good! It does seem to happen at times.

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    1. Seems to happen more often than not anymore – sadly. 😵‍💫

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  5. Love can be a fickle friend.

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    1. Most certainly Keith. More fickle than friend! Thank you so much for reading. 😊

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  6. Charli Mills says:

    You set up the curiosity for what was lost and when the reveal comes it feels all the more devastating. Well done.

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    1. Thank you most kindly Charlie! 😊

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  7. Thank you most kindly Charli! 😊

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  8. Liz H says:

    And that’s how it slips away.
    The trick is finding the magic words to make it reappear…

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  9. Yes, although one side can not carry the entire relationship.

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  10. Excellent story. I was totally taken in, wondering what had disappeared. ~nan

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  11. Dear Nan – So very pleased you enjoyed it! Thank you very much! 😊

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  12. Norah says:

    It’s a sad but often true story, Ami. Well told.

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    1. Norah – Thank you most kindly! 😊

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  13. Gloria says:

    Aw…sad! 😔

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  14. Gloria – That it is. Thank you for reading. 🙏

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  15. JeanMarie says:

    I really like the twist at the end. Well done.

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  16. Thank you JeanMarie! (Happy Dance!!) 😊

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