Flash Fiction – The Longing

Image courtesy of J Hardy Carroll

 

Sleep evades me. The longing for you is fierce and painful. I tell myself you’re no good for me, that I’m better off without you but there’s a void deep inside me that can’t be filled.

Again, I check the time. Not quite midnight. The night stretches before me long and slow. There’s a sinking, dawning realisation that I just can’t live without you.

I slip my feet into slippers, pad downstairs and there you are.

On the table.

Chocolate frosting glistening. Sponge light and soft.

Grabbing a knife and a plate I take you back to bed.

The diet can start next week.

 

The prompt made me smile, something you need, and very apt for me this week for those who have read about my 14 day sugar free challenge which you can read about here.

I’m absolutely delighted that my newly published 4th psychological thriller, The Date, has already hit No.1 on Apple’s iBookstore as well as the Amazon top 20 in both the UK & US. For the next dew days only it’s on special offer across all digital platforms for £0.99/$0.99. You can find it on your local amazon here.

The Longing was written for Friday Fictioneers. A weekly 100 word photo challenge inspired by a prompt. Read the other entries and/or join in over at host Rochelle’s blog here

 

 

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49 thoughts on “Flash Fiction – The Longing

  1. Great twist there and I fell right into it. I am a serious chocoholic myself, but am thinking I need to lose some weight to try to improve GORD. I’m feeling rather desperate.
    Best wishes,
    Rowena

  2. Turning white does not make it bad 😉… but I hear you on the chips. What? You wanna put away half the mrga bag of chips? But it’s open… that means we MUST finish them off! Says me, every time…

  3. Such temptation. Reminds me of my piece of poetry – Address to a Chocolate Cake.
    Presently reading your book ‘The Sister”. I was delighted to discover you on this site, and reading you flash fiction.

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