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Rated: E · Short Story · Nature · #2291996
Story about Sandviken
Erik had always loved spending time in the woods around Sandviken. The air was crisp and cool, and the sound of the leaves rustling in the wind was a soothing balm for his troubled mind. He had been coming here for years, ever since he was a boy, and the forest had become a second home to him.

Today, though, things were different. He had come here to clear his head, but his thoughts were as jumbled as ever. He sat down on a rock and closed his eyes, trying to focus on the sound of a nearby stream.

As he sat there, he heard footsteps crunching on the leaves behind him. He turned to see a woman walking towards him, a faint smile on her face.

"Hi," she said, "mind if I join you?"

Erik shrugged. "Sure, go ahead."

They sat in silence for a few minutes, watching the sunlight filter through the trees.

"I come here often too," the woman said, "it's a peaceful place, isn't it?"

Erik nodded. "Yes, it is."

"I'm Lisa, by the way," she said, holding out her hand.

"Erik," he replied, shaking it.

They chatted for a while, sharing stories about their lives and their experiences in the forest. Erik felt a warmth in his chest that he hadn't felt in a long time.

As the sun began to set, Lisa stood up. "I have to go," she said, "it was nice meeting you."

"You too," Erik replied.

As he watched her walk away, he felt a sense of loss. He had enjoyed her company, and the thought of never seeing her again was almost unbearable.

But as he sat there in the fading light, he realized that he had found something in Sandviken that he thought he had lost forever: a connection to other people. And he knew that he would come back to this place again, hoping to find that connection once more.
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