CW: A long lost friend found via social media.

“An old friend finds you on a social networking site.”
a prompt for this week’s CW piece.
[Source: @DailyPrompt]

 

My dad,

my mom,

my sibling

and I.

A family vacation.

Good ol’ times.

 

A dinosaur’s skeleton

at the museum.

Stars

at the planetarium.

Dolphins

at the aquarium.

 

The rain

has stopped,

but clouds

remained.

Day still young

a sin to waste.

 

A beach nearby

perfect for a stroll.

Toes dipped

in lukewarm water.

Game boys at home

and out of reach.

 

You and

your parents.

Walking

the beach.

Our moms (probably)

started the chat.

 

Two families

from far away.

Trying

to enjoy

the beach

on a gloomy day.

 

You and

my sibling

same age.

You

and I

a connection.

 

Instant

friends.

Addresses

exchanged.

Pen pals

for years.

 

Opposite sides

of the world.

Sending

letters

and postcards.

Keeping in touch.

 

Forgetting

to reply.

Communication

less often.

Sporadic.

Adrift.

 

The era

of Facebook.

A search.

A result.

A message.

Old times.

 

A visit

planned.

Heart

thumping.

Same people

from then?

 

Your page

perfect example.

Do not judge

a book

by its cover.

Troubled.

 

A strange post

on your wall.

A joke.

Surely.

It

can’t be.

 

Full

of life

you were.

And then

not.

An overdose.

 

A few minutes

on the beach.

Decades

ago.

You forever

my FRIEND.

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This is not about a friend finding me, but me finding said friend.

It is a true story.

I could have written a dramatic, fictitious story in reply to this prompt, but the deceased friend came to mind the second I read the prompt.

It is meant to be a tribute to a friend and a friendship that never got the chance to blossom.

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P.S. As always, you are more than welcome to use this prompt to inspire your post. If you decide to write something, be sure to pingback to this post, so that I can get an alert and check out your post. (A post on how to do pingbacks can be found here.) If pingbacks are not your thing, feel free to simply leave a link to your piece in the comment section below. The more, the merrier!

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24 thoughts on “CW: A long lost friend found via social media.

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  1. Nominated you for a sunshine award. You’re much better with awards than I — I don’t know how you do it, but it’s certainly worth an award in itself. You don’t have to do it at all; But I thought I’d give you a tag.
    https://writerinretrospect.wordpress.com/2019/07/14/sunshine-award/

    Since I’m here though… how are you doing? I’d meant to comment on this post, but… I wasn’t sure what to say. Still not. I don’t think there’s anything I can say that would ease the pain of a lost friend. But I wish you well… And if I can, I’ll pray for you both.

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    1. Thank you. I will most definitely do it. Expect to be featured in my end-of-month award post.

      And thank you for your thoughts and prayers. It just saddens me that we were unable to reconnect in person. I know we would have had a blast. And this person was adored by so many. A kind spirit. A tragic loss. But at least they are at peace now.

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