13/02/2020

BUT YOU SAID.... a story in 100 words


BUT YOU SAID...

“But you said you loved me!” Sonya stared unseeing at the crashing waves, willing herself not to cry.
“Everyone says that – I didn’t think you’d take me seriously.”
Sonya fumbled for the door handle and stepped out onto the sodden turf.
“Get back in the car - you’ll catch your death!” Matt grabbed her arm but she wrenched it free.
Her eyes blurred with tears and wind, she turned and ran. She didn’t even see the cliff edge, and Matt was powerless to stop her as she tumbled to the rocks below, taking her unborn child with her.
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Only the rain blurring Rochelle's photo made it interesting, so I went with that - hope you like my story? If so, please do leave a comment. I see far more 'page views' than comments and I always wonder what people thought when they read and moved on silently.
We've had some rain this week in UK, as you may have heard. I drove through huge puddles on my way to buy a new bed this morning, but that is nothing compared with the devastation in other parts of the country. With the coronavirus invading our shores as well, it's been a dramatic fortnight. But on the other side of the world the Australians are greeting heavy rain with huge sighs of relief.


22 comments:

  1. A bleak outcome to match the recent weather.

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  2. Wonderful use of the rain, Lizy, and of the season of lovers

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    1. Oh golly - I'd forgotten it's Valentine Day tomorrow!

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  3. What a traumatic story, Liz! Well-written, though heart-breaking.

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  4. Oh no! Harrowing story, Lizy, told in your usual, illimitable style.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  5. darn, i wish it ended differently.

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  6. Dear Liz,

    What a heart-breaker. Good use of the prompt.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

    PS Stay dry.

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    1. Thanks Rochelle. My neighbour and I decided this morning that as our 150-yr-old cottages have withstood the storms so far we're probably safe!

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  7. Living close to Beachy Head as I do, this story has an air of familiarity about it. A sad situation we hear of far too often.

    Here's mine!

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    1. I suppose not all such tragedies makeit into the papers, but if you live close by you will hear about every one.

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  8. Yoiks! I dislike him very much. Especially for his comment about everyone says that. Wrong! Well done.

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  9. An all too common event with a truly tragic ending. You captured the sense of despair brilliantly

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