“Forever,” pledged with pinky swear.

“Always,” asserted with the authority of childhood.

Such strong words aren’t smashed by jackhammers or slashed with machetes. They stretch thin over miles, grow brittle through years.

Their oaths snapped under the weight of distance and time.

6 thoughts on “BFFs

  1. I’m curious to know about the verb tense change. Is it the narrator in the present reflecting back? Or is it a way to make that moment stretching and growing encompass everyone?


    1. Well, you’ve really made me ponder this. I thought of that middle part as an aside from the narrator, explaining how these things work in general, before concluding the story.


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