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  2. Wow! What a story – such a sad ending. I felt completely absorbed in this one. It’s definitely one of your best 🙂

    • I’m so glad you enjoyed it. Forever Autumn is one of my favourite songs of all time, and it seemed right to have it at the wedding. It is, however, not a happy-ever-after song, and as soon as it was played, I knew it couldn’t end well, and my original story plan went the way of the migrating birds.

    • What a very kind thing to say, Stepheny. I’m sure there will be better responses, though – Esther’s challenges do attract some very skilled and talented writers. Maybe one day I shall be among them.

  3. I read it as true too. I probably jumped right into it as I am the red-headed daughter of a 20 year marine who fortunately has mellowed over time, plus the renewed memories of first love, that for me, turned out phenomenally fantastic in the long run…. I was going to say, I’m glad you had those happy moments with autumn. Well, I’m glad your character did, and I hope that after a suitably long period of mourning, he married April and had a nice family and a happy life.

    • I’m glad you enjoyed it, JoAnne. I’ve added a link to the song Forever Autumn on YouTube. It’s one of my favourite tracks of all time, and although I didn’t have it in mind when I started the piece, I’m sure I was influenced by its haunting lyrics.

  4. Having read that you write lies, is this a true story or fiction? I read it as a true story and found it heartbreaking but then I read what you wrote about writing lies so I thought I’d better clarify that xx Rowena

    • This is a fictional tale, Rowena. My original intention was that it would be an “all lived happily ever after” story, but when I put Justin Hayward’s recording in the wedding, it seemed right to follow the sentiment of that song.

      • Well, it was very convincing. You got me. That said, I am easily had. I did enjoy it though. Well done.
        I also like the tragic ending. Life often doesn’t finish up on an upbeat.

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