Love…And Hate…

And here’s another piece of flash fiction for you:

Destruction

I touch his face, my fingers caressing his lips, catching on a ragged ridge of chapped skin. I press my own to them, tasting the tang of tears as they cascade down my cheeks. I drink in his warmth. Or what’s left; it won’t be long before his lips mirror the hue of a bloated blueberry.

“Don’t go. Don’t leave me.” My fists fly, pounding his chest, pushing him away.

Something shiny claims my attention. Silver. Then red. Blood red.

“I didn’t mean to…” I whisper. “You were going to leave her. For me. You shouldn’t have changed your mind.”

***

Buddha

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19 Responses to Love…And Hate…

  1. Sacha Black says:

    very emotive flash, I love it 😍

  2. Lynn Love says:

    Tragic and moving, Esther. Love and hate indeed

  3. edcwriting says:

    Flash fiction indeed!

  4. edcwriting says:

    Oh I forgot to mention Esther – I posted a flash fiction piece today – an old one edited as I think you might! Come to think of it young lady – are you following the new blog? I think a lot of folk are assuming I still have their follows from the old blog – I don’t. And while catching up I’m just finishing off my Writing Magazine ‘Love; Story’ – quite early for me a day before the deadline – don’t worry even I wouldn’t have the cheek to send it to you for editing … mind you I think I did with one once before! Okay, I’m going – Eric.

  5. Such anguish.. nicely written

  6. Helen says:

    Thanks for this, Esther. Showing how it’s done, squeezing out the emotions.

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