A story from Wednesday, August 3, 2011


Our 40th class reunion was over. Kisses exchanged like we were teenagers once more, promises to meet made. Promises we knew we’d never keep.

5 Critiques to "Reunion"

  1. The following was written by Amy Tripp on August 3, 2011

    I’m wibbling between this being a ‘senior’ romance/flirt or just a peck on the cheek, see you soon kind of moment. Either way, I really like the realistic ‘we’ll never keep’ attitude.

  2. The following was written by Gayle Beveridge on August 3, 2011

    A quirk of human nature beautifully captured.

  3. The following was written by Craig Peterson on August 4, 2011

    With my 40th looming it would be easy to imagine it ending similar to this.

  4. The following was written by Evert Asberg on August 7, 2011

    I recognize this!

  5. The following was written by Joe Schuster on August 7, 2011

    I really like the story–it’s a compact, touching, universal “if only” romance– but I wish the writer had used active voice in the second sentence instead of passive:

    We exchanged kisses as if we were teenagers again, made promises to meet.

    It would have made a good story even better.

    I don’t know if the writer has similar “true life” former love stories to tell, but I just saw a notice for an annual anthology about “past loves” that solicits work in this vein. I am not connected to the anthology and don’t know the people who run it, but you could check out their call for stories at http://www.ourpastloves.com/contest. (There’s no entry free to submit.)