IT HAPPENS TO US ALL

He stood like a statue, frozen on the spot.

He went back over all the decisions that had led him to this moment, raking through his memory for the answer that would not reveal itself through the fog.

He reached out but could not grasp the key information he had forgotten.

He tried to not think about it, that was a trick that sometimes worked.

Panic set in. What was it that he could not recall? He grew frustrated and annoyed. Why do our minds play these games with us?

His wife called up to him, what was taking him so long?

It was absurd but he could not come up with the answer, no matter how much he fought with his memory.

What, in heaven’s name, had he come upstairs for?


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Copyright Sue Vincent

This is a response to the #writephoto Prompt: Memory Still curated over at Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo. Click on the link to read other stories inspired by the image.


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22 responses to “IT HAPPENS TO US ALL”

  1. Yes it does…all too often 😉

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    1. Glad I’m not the only one! 🙂

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      1. Not by a long way, Iain 😉

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  2. You almost think you need a written directive when going into another room to find something or do a task…or else stand there wondering.

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    1. Writing stuff down would really help me! 🙂

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  3. hehehe! I go into another room and then ask myself why I went in there 😀

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  4. hahaha. I can relate!

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    1. Glad I’m not the only one 🙂

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  5. Happened al lot within thirty feet on the boat……………….

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    1. Yes, I’ve been out the front door and heading to the car, and then…!

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  6. Resonates – as embarrassing as that is.

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    1. So long as no one sees you standing there! 😉

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  7. This made me think of something. But what was it? Hmm

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  8. This is so scary, and yes it can happen to us all 💜

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    1. Fingers crossed it doesn’t come to this.

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