He phones home to tell Roxy he’ll be working late but she doesn’t believe him. He’s been secretive lately. Distant. The proposal she desperately hints for never comes.
She waits outside his office, praying he won’t spill out at 6, but he does.
Her anger burns as she follows his car to a nondescript house. Her heart cracks as a dirty blonde opens the door. As she creeps to the window and sees him unbuttoning his shirt, taking it off, her tears fall.
She turns away before she sees the woman pick up her needle. Tattoo ‘Marry Me Roxy’ on his back.
It’s been weeks since I last took part in Friday Fictioneers, I’m so focused on my wip right now – but I saw this photo which immediately reminded me of my favourite film, E.T. and knew I had to write a story about somebody phoning home.
Friday Fictioneers is a weekly 100-word flash fiction challenge inspired by a photo prompt. You can read the other entries, or join in at host Rochelle’s blog here.
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