The earthquake threw and trapped them face to face under beams for two days, where they studied each other’s eyes and lips for a lifetime.
Wonderful set up; the aftermath of the earthquake instantly visual. A clever and succinct portrayal of tension created by the crisis and the conclusion “for two days” placed artfully mid-story.
Beautifully heartbreaking, well constructed, with huge emotional resonance. A great piece.
A haunting tale succinctly told.
Very effective. Two very intense days probably seemed like a lifetime — then turned into a lifetime together. Great love story to ponder, in anticipation of Mother’s Day.
Very touching. One reads it and initial reaction is a sad ending. Re-reading & discovering “two days” is a relief.