the scent on the clothes you left behind,
and a memory
is all I have left.
She places the photograph on the table beside the mirror in her bedroom and stands back to look at it. The frame is guilt and the image is one of profound regret. A ball forms in her chest, a balloon of grief waiting to burst.
But the time is not right. She can’t let it go. Not yet. There are many things to do; arrangements to be made, people to see, hands to shake, and mouths to feed. Explanations to be invented.
And then there was the private eye to take care of. He knows everything.
Her political aspirations can afford no compromise.
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23 thoughts on “SoCS – Memory”
Like the twist here.
Thank you. 🙂
Linda, I loved this! Flash fiction… where is the rest of the story??? ❤
That’s all there is! For now at least. I might do something with it one day. 😀 Thanks for the compliment and the encouragement, Colleen 😀
What to read more of this story. I love mysteries. 🙂
That’s all I wrote! But since two of you want more, maybe I’ll put some thought into it. 🙂 Thanks, Deborah. 😀
I am liking the development of the story in this Flash Fiction
Thanks, John. 🙂 I wasn’t going to continue it, but it seems there’s a demand… 🙂
See I think when you do flash there is no need to continue. But, that’s just me.
I didn’t think so either, but re-reading it, I see it has potential. For a novel even. Maybe next year’s NaNo project. 😛
I admire your skill. Flash fiction is so hard for me! You do it well!
Thank you, my dear. I’m one of extremes… nothing between 500 and 50,000 words or I get stuck. 😛
Funneh, too 😀
“The frame is guilt and the image is one of profound regret.”
What clever word usage! I love. 🙂
Thank you! 🙂
Very nice! I had never heard of flash fiction before, I have been hesitant to write fiction, maybe I could do this… hmmm Something to think about. Thanks Linda! 🙂
Thank you! You’ should give it a go! 🙂
oh. could we please have more of this? such suspense.
I’m glad you enjoyed it! 🙂