“Enough is enough.” I told her as I walked out the door, with the intention of never returning. I was sick and tired of all the fighting, arguing, power struggling. Where was I going to go? I had no idea, anywhere but there. Anywhere would be better than in that house with her!
I walked around the block five times. It felt good. It felt empowering. My mind seemed to clear and the angry thoughts my mind was harboring faded away. I remembered when she and I first met and how I fell madly in love with her when she offered to pay for my coffee after I realized I had lost my wallet.
I remembered our first date and the beautiful red skirt and top she wore that night. I remembered our first kiss when I walked her to the door after that date. I remembered standing at the front of the church when she came up the isle in her beautiful white gown.
I walked back home, took my wife into my arms and softly told her, “I love you darling. I know your hormones are raging and that things will get better after our baby is born in a few months.”
This is my 200 word story submitted to the flash fiction challenge, “Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner,” kindly hosted by Roger Ship. In this challenge, Roger furnishes us with the prompt photo and the first sentence for our story. It is fun and challenging and everyone is invited to participate. For more information, click HERE.
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