She ran out of tears

The đź’Ż STORY CHALLENGE and a loss within global losses.

Image by HĆ°ng Nguyá»…n from Unsplash

If she hadn’t run out of tears, she would cry for him. If he hadn’t run out of smiles, he could have fought on. Instead, it overwhelmed him. The scourge cursed a myriad alongside him, but his caring ceased, and he became a mere statistic. A solitary unit within an ocean of data. The special circumstances, the unusual features of his case, no longer remained significant. Although that final FaceTime image proved peaceful, she missed seeing his dark brown eyes. When the nurses switched his cellphone off, she sensed the committal at his funeral, the closing of curtains in the crematorium. That formed her immediate future. There wasn’t a vaccine for melancholy. She needed to wait for time to become her healer.

Inspired by Zane Dickens đź’Ż Story Challenge and recent years.

Same story told again with a different perspective…

If I hadn’t run out of tears, I would cry for you. If you hadn’t run out of smiles, you could have fought on. Instead, it overwhelmed you. The scourge cursed a myriad alongside you, but your caring has ceased now so you have become a mere statistic. A solitary unit within an ocean of data. The special circumstances, the unusual features of your case, no longer remain significant. Although that final FaceTime image proved peaceful, I missed seeing your powder blue eyes. When the nurse switched your cellphone off, I sensed the committal at your funeral, the closing of curtains in the crematorium. That forms my immediate future. There isn’t a vaccine for melancholy. So I need to wait for time to become my healer.

Tell it again your way.

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