He stood her up on their third date.
Fifteen years and three lovers later, he finds her in Savenor’s Market. After exchanging greetings, he leaves. She studies the sirloin.
Suddenly he’s back, takes her face in his hands, passionately kisses her, and hurries away.
Stunned, she moves on to produce.
Carol Anne Harvey has been writing poetry and short stories since she was 5. Her focus now is on writing micro memoirs. “Unfinished” is her first submission to 50-Word Stories.
We sat by dad’s deathbed, my sisters and I. He opened his eyes and stared at us with urgency.
“You only ever got to know my shell,” he said. “Quick; I gotta show you!”
Curious, we all leaned forward on our chairs and waited.
But he never said anything more.
David Derey wrote this story.
When he resisted with a cold “No!” the girl who was in love with him turned and fled like a little child, her thin hands flailing about by her side.
That was the image he had in mind as he sucked at the cigarette long and hard, one last time.
Arjab is a post-graduate student of English from India. Currently he’s staying alone in a flat overlooking a busy road. Often he’s lost for words. Check out his photoblog.