Friday Fictioneers – The Price of Dream Endings

Copyright - Renee Heath

Copyright – Renee Heath

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My darling sweetheart, my love, my eternal light and guiding star,

I won’t be honest in this letter. I can’t tell you the truth because I suspect you know more of it than I do.

You are a stream of adjectives that begin with beautiful and end with perfect. You’ve shared so many things with me, but please, I beg you, don’t cast a light on what’s in between those words.

Don’t you see? We’re the Hollywood story come to life and that happy ending could be ours for the taking!

My sight for your silence, it’s up to you.

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16 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – The Price of Dream Endings

  1. I like the metaphorical touch here. I understand the story, but “my sight for your silence” is causing me to scratch my head. What does it mean or imply? Of course, it’s almost six AM here in the USA, so I might not be “all on” and It will probably hit me later. Still, a very wonderful story filled with feeling. Good stuff, Zeeb.

    • Essentially he’s saying he won’t ask if she doesn’t tell. He knows that something isn’t right, maybe he suspects she’s not being faithful, or that she’s having doubts. He’s asking her to stay silent on the matter so that he can pretend that this perfect relationship is real. Of course, no relationship is perfect.

    • I should hope that most people would find a letter like this disturbing! He’s not interested in the real woman at all, he wants his Hollywood ending, which, as we know, are actually fictional.

  2. Dear Lauren,

    My favorite line: You are a stream of adjectives that begin with beautiful and end with perfect.
    So much said between the lines in this piece. Well done.

    shalom,

    Rochelle

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