Pourquoi me as-tu abandonné?


For Ragtag Daily Prompts which for the final time is hosted by Christine. Thanks for making our Sundays such fun! The given word is Adieu

I try not to reuse stories from the past, but this one from 2015 seemed too fitting to resist!



Suddenly the lights of Paris shone less brightly. The laughter of happy times past, nothing more than a fasding memory.  Eyes which once sparkled with joy now streamed tears of anguish down ashen cheeks.

She pressed her hand against the glass as did he. Although close they felt a million miles apart, cruelly separated by the carriage window.

With a menacing roar, the train began to inch its way down the platform, slowly at first as if to prolong the agony of those final heart-wrenching moments. He choked on his emotion; she sobbed and gasped as she tried to speak. But they heard nothing.

He ran beside her until the end of the platform dragged them apart. The monster headed out into the night taking with it his very reason for being.

He stood alone, at one with his thoughts, the platform deserted. Then,  in the chill of the midnight breeze, he heard her whispering voice. ‘Je suis désolé mon amour’ she wept. 

He stared out into the darkness as tears of rain began falling from the sky. ‘Adieu mon amour’ he cried. 

He sank to his knees. “Pourquoi me as-tu abandonné? Pourquoi?”



Thank you Google Translate for helping me out!

12 thoughts on “Pourquoi me as-tu abandonné?

  1. Sadje Jan 31, 2021 / 16:43

    Very moving story. Sort of got the gist without translation.

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  2. Christine Goodnough Jan 31, 2021 / 16:47

    Aw! Such a sad tale. (reniffle, reniffle) Makes me think of the song:
    Et j’entends siffler le train, et j’entends siffler le train,
    car c’est triste, le train qui siffle dans le soir.”

    Thanks for sharing your guilt-inducing tale. 😉
    Actually, I’m happy to hear someone’s eager to take my place. Everyone should have a crack at this.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Keith's Ramblings Jan 31, 2021 / 16:58

      Those were the days, when trains whistled not hooted!

      I’ve not been doing RDP for long, and only on Sundays, but I’ve thoroughly enjoyed using the words you’ve given us. Thanks, Christine.

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  3. Frédérique Jan 31, 2021 / 19:13

    Oh, quelle histoire triste ! Pourquoi m’as-tu abandonné ? Mais elle est désolée… 😉

    Liked by 1 person

    • Keith's Ramblings Feb 1, 2021 / 13:25

      J’espère qu’ils seront de nouveau ensemble un jour. Veuillez excuser mon français Google! Merci Frédérique.

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