Pinky Swear (The Promise)
There wasn’t a spare seat in the audience. Pinky stood on stage, suddenly very nervous. Only the big red curtain was before her.
“He did Pinky swear, but what if he isn’t there?” she thought, the fear coming unknowingly.
The curtains parted, and she saw the audience starting to click photographs.
Right in the first row, he stood, his salt and pepper hair and warm smile easy to recognize for her.
“Hi,” she mouthed, the 22-year old feeling like a child again as her dad looked on at her graduation ceremony.
(© Vinay Leo R. @ I Rhyme Without Reason,
18th April, 2018)