For the visually challenged writer, the photo below is of a young couple sitting on a bed drinking coffee together and the young woman is whispering something in the young man’s ear.
He loved that shy smile, and patted the bed beside him.
She had something to tell him, she said, but first coffee.
Handing him a cup, she sat beside him.
‘Come closer,’ she whispered.
As he leaned towards her, he could smell the freshness of her hair from its morning wash, and felt the light breath as she opened her mouth to speak.
‘I knew there was someone else,’ she said quietly. ‘That coffee cup on the table confirms it. It has lipstick on it, and it’s not mine.’
With that, she dumped the scalding contents of her cup in his lap. As he screamed in shock and pain, she collected her jacket, and walked out, closing the door softly behind her.
Scenes were never her thing, but dignity was.

Written for Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge March 1st.

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 recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. 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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24 Responses to Whispers

  1. Sadje says:

    Very observant Di.

  2. Fandango says:

    Well that didn’t turn out so well for him, but he was kind of stupid to leave a coffee cup with lipstick on it next to his bed.

  3. That’s a good one, I must remember the lipstick thing…..

  4. joyroses13 says:

    I don’t think he was feeling too good after that little “coffee chat!” πŸ™‚

  5. willowdot21 says:

    Ouch! Great job πŸ’œ

  6. murisopsis says:

    Yikes! But the last line “Scenes were never her thing, but dignity was.” is so very perfect!

  7. TanGental says:

    I hope his new squeeze helps him with the blisters

  8. Carol anne says:

    Lol. Serves him right! ❀

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