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This week we’ve been challenged with writing another flash fiction based on this GIF: http://weheartit.com/entry/101884590
So here’s my attempt! (I combined this with another writing exercise, where it was a challenge not to use any names. Hope you enjoy it. It came out at 364, instead of 300. I really need to practice hitting word counts on flash fiction 😀 ).
Sunlight, which once offered a warm embrace, beat down upon them like the fires of a volcano as they stood in the graveled courtyard together. There was a heavy silence, filled with unspoken words that battered against them as hot as the heat of the sun.
“My car will be here soon.” She kept her gaze cast on the ground.
He said nothing in reply, but a small furrow appeared between his thick brows, strands of black hair falling into his eyes.
She shouldn’t have been surprised by the lack of response, but deep down it hurt her to receive nothing.
The gravel crunched beneath the tyres of the gleaming Mercedes, the engine purring as it drew to a stop.
She glanced up at him, his gaze averted from hers. “Goodbye.”
She moved to take a step away, but he gripped her arm. Still he said nothing.
When his thumb raised to her lips, her breath stuttered. A simple, gentle touch that was more intimate than anything she’d experienced before and sent a shiver coursing through her.
His face was only inches from hers, his breath whispering over her skin. For a long moment his lips danced on the edge of touching hers, his thumb still pressed against her bottom lip, parting her mouth slightly.
Her heart beat so fast she thought it would rip from her chest, but she stood unmoving, waiting.
His lips were like wings against her own as they teased at the edges of a kiss she was desperate to receive.
The car beeped its horn, startling him out of the moment which had caught them. His eyes widened, realising his actions and he took a wide step back.
It was as though he took the air from her lungs, her throat tight at his dismissive action.
She bit her lip, half to stop from crying and half to capture the teasing feel of his lips upon hers.
She turned away.
“I would have given you everything.” He talked so rarely, she almost didn’t recognise his voice.
She glanced over her shoulder, a sad smile dulling her eyes. “I didn’t want everything,” she whispered. “I only wanted you.”
Another fun challenge! Think I’m definitely going to have to attempt more flash fiction in the future 😀
Status of fifth manuscript: Editing. (Nearly there!)
Books read: 2/4
Mid September book review: Written and ready.