One Moonlit Night – Flash Fiction

One Moonlit Night

You were young and beautiful, a breath of fresh air, and we all watched you with our jaws on the sidewalk.

Anything was possible for someone like you. So perfect you could hang the moon and the stars.  I was completely smitten and let you wrap me around your little finger.  I would have done anything for you.  Β Β 

One evening you agreed to take a walk with me along the bank of the river.  That night I shared my true feelings with you, telling you how beautiful you were, and that your eyes twinkled like the stars in the sky.  You laughed in my face.  Your words cutting me like a knife.

In anger I placed my hands around your throat and squeezed until you laughed no more.

That night I dreamt I was the moon and you were the one who hanged me..

Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing Β©

Sarah is hosting D’Verse Poets tonight and she has prompted us with a flash fiction piece of 144 words exactly, using the words I dreamt I was the moon from the poem Full Moon by Alice Oswald.

  34 comments for “One Moonlit Night – Flash Fiction

  1. July 22, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    wow! really good Christine! <3

    • Christine Bolton
      July 22, 2019 at 9:10 pm

      Thanks Carol Anne! I went to the dark side of the moon!! 🌚 LOL!

      • July 23, 2019 at 12:37 am

        Lol this made me smile today, thanks πŸ™‚

      • Christine Bolton
        July 23, 2019 at 8:12 am

        Thanks again πŸ™‚

  2. July 22, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    Oh Christine, from the light into the darkness – that was intense… but it certainly held my focus. Strong write!

    • Christine Bolton
      July 22, 2019 at 9:30 pm

      Thanks Rob. You’re so kind. I thought I’d take a trip to the dark side of the moon tonight! 🌚

  3. July 22, 2019 at 9:48 pm

    I like your take on the prompt, Christine! ❀️

    • Christine Bolton
      July 22, 2019 at 10:44 pm

      Thanks Punam πŸ™‚πŸ’•β€οΈ

      • July 22, 2019 at 10:47 pm

        Always a pleasure! πŸ’žπŸ™‚

  4. July 22, 2019 at 9:53 pm

    You scamp, squeezing that poor person’s neck like that. And now you hang in the sky. Moon origin story! This could be a myth πŸ™‚

    • Christine Bolton
      July 22, 2019 at 10:43 pm

      LOL! I read Crystal’s right after I posted and hers was somewhat similar, although no murder πŸ™‚

      • July 23, 2019 at 3:14 am

        πŸ™‚

  5. July 22, 2019 at 10:14 pm

    Aouch!! πŸ˜‰

    • Christine Bolton
      July 22, 2019 at 10:42 pm

      LOL! I know right? PS. I think I’m in the WOTD spam box again today πŸ˜”

      • July 22, 2019 at 11:18 pm

        You were, indeed πŸ™ Oh dang! I am awefully sorry for that… I have approved you (again LOL) and I’ll have to contact WP’s support to have an update on our problem…. Thank you SO much for your patience, Christine!!

    • Christine Bolton
      July 22, 2019 at 11:15 pm

      Thank you!!! I don’t know how to stay out of there. It’s a bummer 😞

  6. July 22, 2019 at 10:22 pm

    Passionate story.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 22, 2019 at 11:16 pm

      Thank you Sadje πŸ™‚

      • July 22, 2019 at 11:25 pm

        A pleasure Christine.

  7. July 22, 2019 at 11:04 pm

    So chilling but very well written.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 22, 2019 at 11:10 pm

      Thank you Crystal. πŸ’•πŸ™‚

  8. Margaret Elizabeth Bednar
    July 22, 2019 at 11:09 pm

    The moon has a dark side as well, and you channel it well!

    • Christine Bolton
      July 23, 2019 at 8:14 am

      Tha nk you so much! I appreciate it

  9. Christine Bolton
    July 22, 2019 at 11:18 pm

    Thank you so much! I appreciate it πŸ™‚

  10. July 23, 2019 at 1:03 am

    Brilliant!! πŸ˜€
    Loved the slow twisty ending! πŸ™‚
    Dark stuff

    • Christine Bolton
      July 23, 2019 at 8:10 am

      Lol! Thank you so much πŸ™‚πŸ™‚

  11. July 23, 2019 at 8:38 am

    Dark and ambiguous.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 23, 2019 at 9:11 am

      Dark side of the moon 😳

  12. July 23, 2019 at 10:33 am

    Christine that came with a punch, it sure grabbed me by the throat.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 23, 2019 at 11:33 am

      Great! Thank you so much Paul πŸ™‚ πŸ˜‚

  13. July 23, 2019 at 1:36 pm

    Oh, that went dark! It reminded me of all those origin myths, where someone or something is sent to the moon as punishment. Cold and lonely up there…

  14. July 23, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    And the moral of the story is to graciously accept the compliments you get. Don’t crush someone’s dreams, because it might just backfire on you. Cool story. πŸ™‚

    • Christine Bolton
      July 23, 2019 at 4:31 pm

      Isn’t that the truth!! πŸ™‚ Thanks for reading πŸ’•

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