Footfalls

Footfalls

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"I found someone that takes my breath away. I love her. But, I don't know what to do. I don't want to repeat the same mistakes I've made. I don't. So, I'm trying to take my time and I just know that she hasn't had these moments, these beautiful first moments." "Like this one?" She whispers. I find the spot on the ceiling. All the words catch in my throat. My mind clears of all the clever little things that I want to say. All the heartwarming, little sweet nothings, are gone in an instant. All my mistakes, all the memories of who I was and who I couldn't be, and all the ghosts wandering through my apartment and through my mind, simply just vanish. All the voices in my head, from yesterday are silenced, just like that. I hold onto her tighter, close my eyes hard, leaning my chin into her hair, and kiss the top of her head again. I whisper in her hair, "That's right." She snuggles closer in my arms and all at once the music of the moment is a pause of the past and a new melody that I have yet to learn. Self-taught as I am, the melody is so brilliantly beautiful that I am intimidated by its sound and find, at once, that I am not talented enough to master the music. But, my God, if I have to steal the chance to do so, I will. "Keep talking," she whispers, adding, "Just talk to me." I smile and tell her, "You tell me about the rejections." "No," she says, sighing a little, "You don't want to know about those." "Why?" I ask. "Because," she says, "I'd have you running away and not looking back." "Then," I suggest, just wanted the music to continue to play, "tell me a favorite memory of yours, something. Tell me what you're missing, what you want, say something. You talk. You've been here for how long now? And, you've paced, trying to make decision about something, and have slept. You talk." "What are you afraid of?" She asks. Losing you, my mind whispers.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 215.9 x 279.4 x 11.18mm | 571.52g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507850921
  • 9781507850923