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Tuesday Tales – Save


Hey there and welcome to Tuesday Tales! This week’s word prompt is “save”. We are wrapping up my Steampunk Tale with Gideon and Emma. In the next few weeks I’ll be starting a new story.

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Gideon shuffled to the kitchen to find the old biscuit box. Tears burned his eyes. He dug for the money he stuffed at the bottom until he brushed the currency. Wrapping it in his fist he trudged back to the living area where Emma and Edgar waited.

“We will destroy your notes, Gideon,” Edgar assured. “No one will be able to trace Katarina’s plot to you. Now, we need to go.”

Silently the three stepped out onto the street and hurried towards the dirigible. Gideon wrapped his hand tightly around hers. He memorized the feel of her flesh. He would never get to touch it again. He felt her shudder beside him. Would she miss him as much as he would her? He couldn’t live without her.

The dirigible floated like a shadow against the night sky, the curve of the balloon turning the full moon into a sliver. Crowds of passengers roamed towards the behemoth to board for their trip to the New World.

Gideon stopped dead in his tracks. “No. I won’t do this.”

Emma wrapped her arms tight around him. “Gideon, you have to save yourself.”

“I will not leave you.”

“You must.”

He looked into her eyes. “Find love.”

Her smile was sad. “I already have. And I never will again.”

The sound of footsteps turned their attention. Constables swarmed the area. Edgar nudged him towards the dirigible. “Go. Now. You’ll be arrested if you don’t.”

Gideon stared at Emma long and hard one last time before he spun on his toe and rushed to the dirigible. He took one more glance at her then boarded. He slumped on the floor of the deck and buried his face in his hands. He never felt love like this, not even with his wife. He knew he never would again.

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About triciaandersen

I am the author and illustrator of the children's book "The Peculiar Princess". I am also the author of two adult fantasy romance novels, "The Sorceress of Savon" and "The Woodcutter King of Muladin". Along with being an author I am married to a wonderful guy and have three beautiful children. I coach youth track and field, sew and chase my children around to their various activities.

Posted on May 16, 2016, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

  1. This snippet was heartbreaking. True love like theirs is hard to find. Lovely pen, so full of emotion.

  2. Flossie Benton Rogers

    Great job with making the reader feel his heartbreak over losing the love of his life.

  3. No! He can’t leave or she can’t stay! You must fix this! 🙂

  4. What a heartbreaking snippet.

  5. So sad! Heartbreaking! He’d better find her again or I’m gonna be mad. What a powerful scene!

  6. heart-wrenching. For them both. Well done on the torturing of characters! 🙂 Jillian

  7. My heart was breaking reading this. Shaking my finger in the air **Bad Tricia** sending him off like that, apart from his love.

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