Short Story #1: How Did It Come to This?

Thomas stopped mid-stride on his way out the door.

His heart was heavy, as an anchor in the Chesapeake Bay. He turned, took a few steps and looked at the woman he had loved for fifteen years.

“Will you not reconsider Rosa?”

Hope floated to the surface of her eyes. But then a dark cloud hid her earnest intent.

“Thomas,” she sighed. “It’s too late. It is all in the burnt ashes of our old home. I needed you yesterday. I needed you last year. I’ve needed you for ten years.”

Tears slipped along her cheek, “but I don’t need you today. That part of me is dead.”

She brushed the evidence of her heartbreak from her face and left him standing there, in the middle of the courtroom. Alone and lost.

How did it come to this?


About the writer:
Poetess Denise N. Fyffe is a published author of over 30 books, for more than six years and enjoys volunteering as a Counselor. She is a freelance writer for online publications such as Revealing the Christian Life, Jamaica Rose, Entertainment Trail, My Trending Stories among others.

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