Full Circle – Flash Fiction

Full Circle

She was unaware of what she was dealing with when he unceremoniously dumped her.  They had fought the night before but she thought he would get over it.

He ignored her calls. Instead sending vile texts of hate and implying she needed psychiatric help.  She didn’t understand him.  It was hurtful and cruel.

She moved on without him but would occasionally receive message with random, rude comments aimed to wound her heart.

One day he reached out and all the hurt was forgotten and they reunited.  Happier and in a better place, they eventually married.

Yet four years to that day, he demanded a divorce and again kicked her to the curb.  

Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.

Looking in the mirror she said to herself, ‘One day you will love again the stranger who was your self’

Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Kim from Writing in North Norfolk is hosting D’Verse Poets tonight and has prompted us wirth another Prosery (Flash Fiction) continuing exactly 144 words which must include the words ‘You will love again the stranger who was your self’ from a poem by Derek Walcott.

  12 comments for “Full Circle – Flash Fiction

  1. August 22, 2019 at 4:37 pm

    You built this up in such a way that I was hoping for her to tell him forget it. But, sadly, too often that is not the case.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 22, 2019 at 10:57 pm

      Oh but she did with that last statement! She had had enough and was looking into the mirror wondering who she had become. 🙂👍 Thanks for reading Victoria 💕

  2. Beverly Crawford
    August 20, 2019 at 5:33 pm

    Hopefully the mirror replied “and today is the day”!

    • Christine Bolton
      August 21, 2019 at 12:01 am

      You know I think it did! Thanks Beverly 🙂💕

  3. August 20, 2019 at 3:52 pm

    I think she should have listened to that stranger when he came back the second time.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 21, 2019 at 12:02 am

      Oh that’s for sure Bjorn! 🙂

  4. August 20, 2019 at 6:23 am

    a clever write … like her fortitude!

    • Christine Bolton
      August 21, 2019 at 12:04 am

      Yes Kate.Sometimes you just have to face the facts. It’s hard though 😏

      • August 21, 2019 at 1:28 am

        for sure but the only way to heal and move forward Christine …

      • Christine Bolton
        August 21, 2019 at 7:47 am

        That’s right Kate, opening up ourselves for more happiness and opportunities ❤️

  5. August 20, 2019 at 5:58 am

    “The stranger who was yourself”–YES!!!

  6. August 20, 2019 at 5:12 am

    I’ve read a few stories written for this prompt that are about toxic or abusive relationships, regret, and repeating mistakes. I’ve been there, had friends and acquaintances who’ve been there, and it’s more common than we like to think. I like the glimmer of hope at the end of your story, Christine – we all need that.

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