FLASH FICTION FOR THE PURPOSEFUL PRACTITIONER- 2018 WEEK #30

Roger has given us a cool relaxing image to work with this week.
In this heat, don’t you just wish to be able to dip your toes……………….?
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Image: MorgueFile May 2018 1365256807kyjpp

The idea had been to get away from it all, spend some quality time with each other and try to rekindle what had been lost.
It wasn’t working, and once again they’d argued.

Four years they’d been together.
In the beginning, they had faced shock, ridicule, prejudice, and eventually resigned acceptance from their families.
Most of their personal friends had gone but together they’d made new ones.
And there was the problem.

Alex was waiting further down the beach for Tony who had turned up ‘out of the blue’  the day before to surprise them. Only Alex could have told him where they were and now Chris was on the sidelines, no longer half of a couple.
Hurt beyond belief, she sat nursing her wounds, tears mingling with the sand.
She would leave tomorrow, unable to bear those looks, those touches, those smiles and intimacies she and Alex used to share.
When Alex got back to their flat, Chris would no longer be there. She had some pride as no doubt it wouldn’t be long before he moved in.

179 words

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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4 Responses to FLASH FICTION FOR THE PURPOSEFUL PRACTITIONER- 2018 WEEK #30

  1. James Pyles says:

    My character left too, but for a far more exotic place.

  2. rogershipp says:

    Rekindling… especially when family and friends are estranged… would be a tough task. Sounds as if only one of them were into the rekindle? Enjoyed. Thanks for participating this week.

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