"The Promise" (short story narrative for my #art piece above 📖🎨 #halloween #love #writer #artist #oktoberfest #drawing) It was May of 1965, Colonel Andrew Wright was due to return to beloved Isabelle. She waited ever so patiently. For as soon as he returned, they were to be married under the cool shade of the ancient oak in the pasture. Two months had passed since his expected return date. But she faithfully waited daily in the rickety old rocker, keeping an eye out for her lovers return. Each day she waited until the skies turned purple, and the stars shone bright. She knew in her heart that one day soon the Colonel would come. But as the days begin to melt together, that hope began to melt away. Slowly but surely a fear that something was wrong began to take root in the depths of her mind. But she took comfort in her last memory of her brute. "Nothing can keep me away from your love, my darling Isabelle. I will return to you," we’re the last words the Colonol whispered in her ear. At that moment he’d taken her in his arms, and kissed with a desperate passion so deep, it sucked the strength from the lengths of her legs. He then set her upright, mounted his white Arabian thoroughbred, and road of into the sunset never looking back. "He’ll be back," Isabelle repeatedly told herself. Andrew never failed to keep his word. When he said he would do something he did it…and he’d made her a promise. On the 17th day of August, she’d been waiting on the porch once more. The sky was painted with shades of red and orange. As the darkness grew, she squinted her eyes over the west pasture. "Could it be," she asked herself silently. She threw herself from the rocker, flew down the steps. The dust cloud grew larger, blocking out the dying sun, allowing the horseman to come clearly into view. Her love riding proud and tall on his all-white steed, medallions glistening in the last rays of the dying sun. As she ran to meet him, her heart pounded in anticipation of the love and security she’d soon feel wrapped in his warm embrace. Her heart’s beat matched the clopping of the horses hooves as the Colonel rode up to meet his soon-to-be bride. He quietly dismounted and took her in his arms once more. Isabelle trembled violently as tears of joy streamed down her face. Suddenly, she realized that he was no longer returning her embrace. She lifted her head from the breast of his coat, looked up at her lover’s face and screamed! For his face, was no more. All that remained was a bare skeleton. It was only then that she realized there was something strange about the dust cloud in the distance. Not only did it seem to move and squawk, but it was coming directly towards her. Once more, she screamed in horror as the black "dust cloud" moved in and took her lover in it’s hundreds of tiny claws. The ravens lifted him up and remounted him on his horse. Isabelle fell to her knees and wept. "Cry not my love," Andrew whispered. She slowly lifted her head towards the voice and was astonished to see the man she loved so much mystically made whole once more. "One day I will send for you, and we shall be together eternally. Goodbye, my darling Isabelle." As Isabelle looked on painfully, Andrew turned the horse around and rode off into the dark of the night.
As the years passed, she spent more and more time in that very same rickety old rocker. As her hairs greyed, so did the rocker. She’d rocked so much, the rails had worn grooves in the splintering porch. And one day, as the sun set over the west pasture, her tired ears swore to her that they’d heard the softest patter of a horses hooves. As her eyes slowly closed for the last time she caught a glimpse of a white horse.
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