My first attempts at 55 Fiction – comments eagerly anticipated!
She winced as he flung the catalog and walked away, slamming the door shut.
“Why try to fill the home when my heart feels so empty?”
Hours crept by, unnoticed. And then he walked in again, her favorite daffodils in hand. Her face lit up as their eyes met.
“Which color should the curtains be?”
“We made our plans months ago, don’t you remember?”
He was right. But how to cancel the dinner invite? She dialed M’s number, still unsure.
“I’m so sorry D, I can’t make it tomorrow…”
“No problem, next weekend?”
She struggled to hide her glee and sound understanding instead. What luck that M had spoken first!
“I’ll be right here, go in and have fun baby!”
Her heart swelled as he walked away. Soon, he was happily at play. Perhaps she could leave now?
She struggled to concentrate at work all day.
In the evening – “How was your day sweetheart? Didn’t you miss me?”
“But you were just outside Mama!”