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A shop of memories


©Marie Gail Stratford

It’s strange how certain places, songs, things, are associated with specific people. Maira had that. Every time she visited the city, she would always drop by her favourite department store.

And every time it would bring back memories.

She had visited that store so many times with different people. All with whom she shared a special bond.

That bond was rejuvenated whenever she stepped through the big glass door.

Even if she was alone, she always felt that sweet melancholy of beautiful times passed.

And so, each time, she always bought something from there. As a reminder of the visit.


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16 thoughts on “A shop of memories

  1. Brings back my memory as a kid — always going to the “Famous Hardware” store on main street with my Dad.

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  2. I loved your story – There are stores where I’ve been in with so many different people and some are wonderful memories and some remind us of better days.

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  3. I feel that way about a restaurant I introduce to everyone I know…

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  4. A delightfully different take on the prompt. A story filled with great memories.

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  5. Aw. Just a sweet, reminiscent story of happy times. Well done.

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  6. Beautifully done – one of the things that would be sadly lost if my story based on this prompt came to pass and all the shops disappeared.

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  7. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover on said:

    Loved the line “She had visited that store so many times with different people.” It immediately took me to places I had visited starting as a little girl with my parents. Nice take on the prompt.

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  8. Nice story – wish I could buy reminders like that!

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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