Day 206 of 365 Days of Writing Prompts: Write about the impact a character left behind.
Shannon: She believed in me, and I guess I didn’t realize how valuable her faith in me was until I discovered she was the first one to set me on this path. If she hadn’t been in my life, I wonder if the same things would still matter so much to me these days. Would I have the same dreams, or would I have given up long ago? They were a few simple words on her end, but they meant the world to me, and I just hope she knew.
Erin: “Why do I feel like I can’t do anything right in this position?”
The new girl looked at me with such concern. “Because you’re Jade and not Tanner.”
“Excuse me,” she leaned on my cubical wall.
“Your boss had the biggest man crush on Tanner,” I chuckled as I pressed sort on my spreadsheet. “Even if you were ten times better than him, your boss doesn’t want to see it.”
“So, you are saying I’m doomed,” I questioned with a raised brow.
“No, you’re like fifty billion times better then Tanner. Your amazingness is going to slap him across the face one of these days and he’ll come to his senses,” and I believed that whole heartedly and she would prove me right.
Even when your character is gone they are not fully gone.