Progression #40

[Chapter Eleven- “The Reunion” — Part Five of Six]

progression number forty

{To be continued…}

[Original writing & photography by J. E. Lattimer]

© 2012 J. E. Lattimer


***[For my subscribers who do not read English]***


This must be some sort of dream. Charlotte thought.
She had entered the condo and found her dead husband sitting on the couch. But he appeared to be alive and well, calmly staring at her. Tears of joy were welling up in her eyes as she placed her hands over her mouth in shock and disbelief.
Is this really happening?
A dizzy, whirling sensation followed, and her vision started to dim. She saw Jack standing up from the couch and rushing toward her as everything turned black.


Jack watched the love of his life walk in through the front door and looked up from the journal.
What should I say? He thought. “Oh- Hey, baby. It’s just me- I’m actually a different version of Jack, from a different reality, but you’re going to think I have returned from the grave. So… what’s new?”

Her eyes suddenly rolled up into her head and Jack realized that she was fainting. He was sprinting from the couch as Charlotte crumpled to the floor.


“Charlotte? Are you okay?” Jack said.
He crouched down and attempted to wake her. When that did not work he placed one hand beneath her legs and slid the other one under her back. He picked her up and carried her into the bedroom. He gently placed her upon the bed.
“I didn’t want our reunion to go like this.” Jack whispered.
What has her life been like the last two years? He wondered. Does she know who killed me? He reached out and caressed the side of her face.

21 responses

  1. WOw. Incredible symbolism here. Nice writing on this chapter J.E.


    November 25, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    • Thanks, Mobius! I had just finished taking a couple of days off from the story, so it was nice to sit down and immerse myself in it again… Thanks for reading!


      November 25, 2012 at 5:13 pm

  2. Woa, disturbing but nice images with the text. Good going!


    November 25, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    • Thanks! I was up really late working on this one last night- I’m glad you dig it! Have a great day! :)


      November 25, 2012 at 5:14 pm

  3. petit4chocolatier

    Great images! Did you change your blog? It looks great!! Or am I seeing things.


    November 25, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    • Thanks! Yes, this a new and [Hopefully] improved version of fictional machines- New layout and background & I removed the sidebar entirely to make the posts bigger [And therefor easier to read]. Thanks again for reading and for all of the support as this tale unfolds- Have a great day!


      November 25, 2012 at 5:16 pm

  4. Dear friend, i have nominated you for the Blog Of The Year 2012. See for the rules of that award: http://theworldofalexanderthegreat.wordpress.com/2012/11/27/thank-you-kitty-for-the-blog-of-the-year/ Love, Maarit-Johanna


    November 27, 2012 at 9:05 am

    • Thank you very much, Maarit-Johanna! I truly appreciate this! I have been trying to find the time to sit down and accept a few rewards & I will tend to this as soon as humanly possible! Thanks once again, congratulations to you, and have a great day! :)


      November 27, 2012 at 12:46 pm

  5. love the new look, and I’m enjoying the journey… great images, too! ;)


    November 27, 2012 at 10:05 am

    • Thanks, Roxie! Thanks for the comment, keep up the great work over there and enjoy the day! ;)


      November 28, 2012 at 11:18 am

  6. I like the bigger print…much easier to read.


    November 28, 2012 at 10:02 am

    • Thanks, Hansi! Keep up the great work over there and thanks for reading!


      November 28, 2012 at 11:20 am

  7. I have nominated you for the Blog of the Year 2012.Please see the rules at my post :


    November 28, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    • Congrats & thank you very much! I have a few awards that I need to accept & I am going to force myself to sit down and accept them all [As well as this one] by this weekend- Have a great day!


      November 28, 2012 at 3:24 pm

  8. I don’t have to squint now…. ;)
    As he continued to caress the cheek of this woman, who was part of his soul, he thought “I must make it up to her for having scared her so….”


    November 28, 2012 at 3:03 pm

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    • Congratulations & thank you very much! :)


      November 29, 2012 at 12:52 pm

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  11. I love how the images mirror the text. Their love is so palpable in words and photos. :)


    December 17, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    • Thank you very much, Kourtney! This has been a very complicated and time consuming tale to tell, and there will be much more to come as the story continues to unfold. I’m glad you like it, thanks for reading, keep up the great work and enjoy the holiday season! :)


      December 17, 2012 at 2:55 pm

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