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Printed from https://www.Writing.Com/view/2201217
by Jacky
Rated: E · Fiction · Contest Entry · #2201217
Flash Fiction
Before That

As Ted and Hanna hiked around the bend, a beautiful view lay before them. The side of the hill they were hiking on suddenly overlooked a picturesque valley, sparkling in the midday sunshine.

“Let’s stop here!” Ted said, “This is a perfect spot for a picnic!” As Hanna didn’t respond, Ted assumed a yes, and began setting up. “We can sit by this tree and see the whole valley.”

Hanna still didn’t respond, she was looking over the valley with an odd look on her face.

“Hanna!” Ted said, sharply, “Did you hear me? I’m setting up here, OK?”

Hanna shook her head and looked back, “Ah, yes, sure. This is perfect...” then she looked back at the valley.

“What are you looking at?”

“I’m not sure, it seems familiar.”

“Well, I’ve never been here before so I doubt you have. The road goes the other way around, so you couldn’t have even driven by and seen it...”

“I know, it just looks so familiar. See that grove of trees,” she pointed “there used to be a building there. I’m just sure of it.”

“Let’s go see after lunch, it’s not that far from here.”

As they hiked up to the grove after lunch, Hanna got quieter and quieter.

“I don’t see any sign of an old building...” he looked back at Hannah.

Hanna was standing still, looking at the trees. “I remember now...” she said quietly. “I’ve been here before. It was a very long time ago.”

“Wow, when? I thought you lived in Pennsylvania before you moved here.”

“We did, it was before that...”

“But weren’t you born in Pennsylvania?”

“Yes... I was. It was before that...”
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