‘It’s over.’

He tried to remain calm, speaking in an even and clear voice, no raised voices or dramatic gestures.


She yelled her reply, trying to elicit a reaction from him. This was the problem with their relationship – he was always so passionless, so clinical, so frigid.

‘Just keep cool.’

Over-the-top histrionics, letting her emotions get the better of her – it was why they could never talk about anything. It was why he had to end it.

 ‘I don’t need to cool down!’

She slapped him and pushed him. He fell down. She left him there, discarded.

Copyright Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Written for Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (more details HERE). The idea is to write a short story of 100 words based on the photo prompt (above).

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68 responses to “DUMPED”

  1. Sometimes opposites aren’t meant to be together. She was fire and he was ice, yet this might just be from where the both are standing. They might not have read the other for what they really are. Nice take on the prompt, Iain.

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  2. You do a great job of showing communication style mismatch with a couple. I think these two could benefit from marriage counseling. If they love each other, it is worth a try.

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  3. Sometimes a cold and unemotional person is hiding a great hurt. They might be a very good match, but only if he could face up to the possibility of change. For all his rationality, I think he finds her passion attractive.

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  4. Oh my … I’m sure I’ll be repeating someone’s comment but – WOW – she’s a feisty one.
    Perhaps, it’s best they go their separate ways. After all, a slap can turn into a whole lot more eventually; then, jail. Great intro to an enticing story, Iain. Have a safe weekend …
    Isadora 😎

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