The app told him that she had seen the message. He stared at the screen but nothing happened. He could see that she was online. Why wasn’t she replying?

Now he felt like an idiot. He should never have sent her the message in the first place. What would he say next time he saw her in work? Should he mention the message? Should he just pretend like he had never sent it?

He flicked the ‘phone off. A minute later he flicked it on again. Still no reply.

What was he doing? Why was he acting like this? This had been going on for too long. How long had they been friends now? He flicked the’phone off again and walked along the beach a little.

He flicked the ‘phone on again. Nothing.

Enough. Stop acting like this. In frustration he threw his ‘phone into the water. As it floated through the air he heard the unmistakable beep of a message arriving on the app, before the it splashed into the sea.

Copyright Sue Vincent

This is a response to the #writephoto Prompt – Yearning curated over at Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo. Click on the link to read other stories inspired by the image.

48 responses to “YEARNING”

  1. Poor guy. Patience is truly a virtue that not many of us have. I hope things work out for him, though. Nice one, Iain.

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