“The Reunion”

She held her high school yearbook
In her hands
The black-and-white photos
Four to a page
Some with many lines
Of accomplishments
Others with name
And address alone.
Memories now, she wondered
What happened to these
Friends of yesteryear.
The invitation to
Her 50th Reunion
Lay on the table
Beside her.
She didn’t want to go
She didn’t want to know.
She wanted them all
To remain as they were:
Pictures on a page.

(Inspired by “Memories”, Lillie McFerrin, Five Sentence Fiction, September 06, 2012.)

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13 Responses to “The Reunion”

  1. wuzzman says:

    Nice words, nice flow, good read all around.

  2. Sandra says:

    Some very nostalgic submissions this week; I could identify with this one. Nicely done.

  3. TheOthers1 says:

    My 10 year reunion is this weekend. I didn’t want to go because to me it hadn’t been long enough to want to see some people again.

  4. Pi Kappa Alpha from Florida Southern from 1965 to 1974 meet every two years. Some are now in the Chapter Eternal. The men are bald and slow to laugh and the gals and wives, well they ain’t lookers any more. I don’t understand what happens to them all. I added some white hair but am still 20 years old.

    • vbholmes says:

      I guess it helps that school reunions bring together those of similar ages (only the trophy wives and boy toys offer serious competition). Of course, there are always a few who have managed to age well but they usually have some leveling malady, like being slightly hard of hearing, which may account for them being “slow to laugh”.

  5. Funny isn’t it, in the Facebook age, we only have to add a ‘friend’ and glance at their profile and all the information we glean cancels out the need for a reunion!
    Great piece!

  6. I really like the flow of this piece. Nicely done 🙂

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