A-Z Challenge letter E. I have some flash fiction for you. E is for Eddie. Hope you like it!
Eddie. Eddie Du Bois is here. Standing less than five feet from me. I only caught a glimpse of his profile, but I know it's him. I know it with a certainty and truth like one knows the sun is hot and ice is cold. But what do I do when presented with this truth? That's the million dollar question. Do I dare approach him? Call his name? Do I run away and give up what could be my only chance to speak to him again? Dear God, am I capable of such cowardice twice? How could I choose to run away from him, again? I've lived with the regret of that choice for the last fifteen years. The only hope I clung to was somehow, some day I would run into him again and could try to explain. Well, some day is here and my feet are caught in indecision like thick mud.
Eddie stops at the end of the aisle in the Piggly-stinking-Wiggly of all the stupid places for this reunion to take place. He turns around, and it takes him a split second, but I know it the instant he recognizes me. Eddie's whole body stiffens. He snaps his shoulders back and thrusts his chin up, like he's standing at attention. He does an about-face and marches away from me, in double time. And just like that, the decision about what to do next has been taken out of my hands.
- Jersey Shore, United States
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