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‘How could you? Again?’ I step back, away from the scent of another woman’s perfume.
‘It didn’t mean…’ you stretch out your hand. I slap it away.
‘You’ll come crawling back.’ Your lips that have kissed me a thousand times twist into a sneer.
Nausea swells. Bile stings the back of my throat. I run to the bathroom, kneel on the cold tiles and clutch the toilet pan.
The smell of daffodils drifts through the open window. Spring. A new beginning.
I place my hand on my stomach. Feel the rise and fall. A new life.
I’ll take care of us both.
I wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone who has reviewed The Sister. I’m stunned my debut novel now has over 1400 4 & 5🌟 ratings in the UK and the US and I’m hugely grateful to everyone who taken the time to post a review.
Rise and Fall was written for Friday Fictioneers. A 100 words story inspired by a photo prompt. Hop over to host Rochelle’s blog and read the other entries here.