Saturday 31 January 2009

REMEMBER by Col Bury

Letter writing can be very powerful indeed...


Dear Charles,

I remember the way you used to stroke my hair, caress my skin and kiss my neck. Yes, I still recall those times vividly. The anticipation, as I waited for you to return from work, the door slamming and the footsteps on the stairs, then the smell of tobacco on your breath (why did you have to smoke?). My heart is palpitating just thinking about it all.How many years did it last? I can’t be sure really, but it was a good while. I did suspect there were others, you know. Remember the time I caught you with Jess? I could see how awkward you felt. And I’m sure you and Lucy had something going on. I knew you too damned well, didn’t I?After it ended, maybe you thought time would make me forget. How wrong you were! Now I have a family of my own, though you'll never see them. How long have you got left in there now? Three years, is it? I believe you’re very sick now. Well, I remember you as being very sick then. You will die where you belong, in prison. Remember my tears? Well, who’s crying now, Dad?



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  2. Paedos - the lowest of the low.

  3. Very powerful this ome Col. We've already discussed this one before, but it still gives me the heebie-jeebies when I read that final couple of sentences.

  4. Cheers, Matt. Your opinion means a lot and spurs me on.

  5. Yes, good strong story in a few words that said a lot. Powerful stuff.