We’ll Always Have Paris

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PHOTO PROMPT © C.E.Ayr

They were young and in love.  They walked along the Seine and had their portraits drawn in Montmartre.  “Petit dejeuner” every morning at their favorite café and dinner at 4-star restaurants.

For years a Renoir print from d’Orsay hung in their bedroom and a large aerial photo of Paris at night hang in the living room.

Jen was young and he said he was in love.

He wanted to see life through young eyes, caress young flesh.

Smiling, Liz locked the door of the empty apartment for the last time.

She would walk by the Seine, this time without him.

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Word count = 100

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45 thoughts on “We’ll Always Have Paris

  1. Dale

    I think they served each other’s purpose. Until he didn’t serve hers anymore. Life is full of experiences that help us grow. I think she took this one, packed it away and is ready for the next phase. I thought this was rather lovely, Trent.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks, Dale. I was thinking pretty much along those lines – he may have “betrayed” her, but she was able to use it grow and move on with her life. I’m surprised at how many people saw this as a much darker story…

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      He may have had his eye out for a new, young lover, but from her reaction, I’m sure it was the result of them drifting apart over the years – she is up and ready for a new chapter in her life.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      When I wrote this, I was thinking of her having a fresh new start, even looking forward to it, but so many people just saw the dark side of it. I’m with you – best wishes on the new adventure. And what better place for a new start than Paris?

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      No, he is not necessarily a bad person, and that she was so quick to bounce back and start a new life without him shows that the split was most likely mutual…

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      As time goes by I think she’ll round up the usual suspects… Is there a single movie out there with as many memorable lines, even ones that were never actually in the movie. Oh well, play it again ;)

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