AFTER THE FIRST DATE

How long before making the call? The next day - too desperate? Two days - too aloof? A week - too late? Always the same conundrum. Not this time. The following evening. Perfect. He dialled. 'The number you have dialled has not been recognised.' Written for the Weekend Writing Prompt, hosted by SammiScribbles. This week’s prompt … Continue reading AFTER THE FIRST DATE

OPPOSING FACTIONS

One heart, two sides.Opposing factions: love and hate.He could feel both, after the outbursts and the abuse.As she slept it off.Love and hate, sympathy and anger.It couldn't go on.But how did it end? Written for the Weekend Writing Prompt, hosted by SammiScribbles. This week’s prompt was: Faction. Click on the link to read more stories by … Continue reading OPPOSING FACTIONS

SEXUAL PREFERENCE

'Do you have a preference?' 'About what?' 'Sex.' 'Huh?' Arthur turned from the game on the television and looked at her. 'That got your attention. Christmas dinner, turkey or duck?' Arthur turned back to the game. 'Whatever.' 'Fine.' It would be nice if he took an interest, but she didn't need him to. Her weekly … Continue reading SEXUAL PREFERENCE

ANNIVERSARY

15th of May every year, Frank and Bill met at the bench. They reminisced about old times. About meeting their sweethearts that day on the rollercoaster at Coney Island. About the lives they'd had together. The good times. The sad times. About growing old and being alone. 'Ready?' 'Of course!' Then they'd ride the rollercoaster … Continue reading ANNIVERSARY