TLT: After the Tears

three line tales week 26: summer camp

Just sixteen, Benjamin’s eyes brimmed with tears as he stopped near the Native American exhibit as memories of his Dad came flooding back and he was furious with himself for not being able to control his emotions, he was the man of the house now and he’d promised himself he wouldn’t ever cry, no matter how much he thought of his father.

Clenching his fists and forcing his tears away he turned to leave when he caught sight of a quote which read, “The soul would have no rainbow if the eye had no tears” and all at once he let go, tears pouring down his face and he immediately felt the pain in his chest lessen.

Looking at the tepees he remembered how his Dad had helped him construct similar tents in the backyard and for the first time since after the accident, memories of him and his father together made him smile, instead of simply feeling heartbroken.

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16 Responses to TLT: After the Tears

  1. GILDASPOEMS says:

    Beautiful, touching!

  2. Singledust says:

    this is very touching and speaks to me on so many levels, the boy needing his father, yet knowing her has to grow up and be the man, i wondered about the psychological impact on him? but in the end i feel so reassured that his memories of him and his dad were such beautiful ones and could sustain him. beautiful use of just 3 sentences to convey different emotions so distinctly.

    • swritings says:

      It mustn’t be easy for a child to lose a parent, no matter the age. Yes, hopefully the happy memories will sustain him. Thank you so much for reading! 🙂

  3. bikurgurl says:

    Moving and heartfelt reflection — and so unique among the offerings this week. Lovely 🙂

  4. pranabaxom says:

    What a beautiful, touching story.

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  6. Lovely story. I really like the quote too- is that part of your story or a quote from someplace else?

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