Wednesday, April 23, 2014

#AtoZchallenge: Tiento or Touch

Tiento [Spanish] or Touch [English]
His finger reached out and touched the light, his talisman, forcing the glow outward, past its earlier limits.

He concentrating on centering his thoughts, containing his emotions, emotions that had been in a kaleidoscope of chaos since this morning.

How long had it been?

Too long; way too long since he'd seen his family and friends; way too long since he'd seen a familiar sight; way too long but very necessary.

He was proud of his involvement in this mission and understood the importance of his assignment but after this morning, well, maybe it was time to go home.

He wouldn't be missed here on this foreign planet, no one to call friend, no one to notice the empty space he had occupied.

But if he followed through and left, he would be labeled a deserter and he and his family would be outcasts.

The acid in his stomach lurched and rose to his throat as he considered the possibilities.

No, he would have to remain and see this through to the end no matter the difficulties.

He laughed as he remembered one of his favorite books, "Stranger in a Strange Land", and recognized the similarities.

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  1. I really liked this one, has potential for being something more. I do hope you are well. :)

    1. Hola! You are my most faithful reader...I am so behind but hope to catch up this weekend. Too much life...LOL!


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