Prompted by: AnRo
The crazy author says: Holy late, Batman! Sooo sorry!!!
His baby blues are frozen, yet burning inside.
And I almost miss it.
I almost miss the flicker of pain before a thin layer of frost douses the turbulent flame. It starts at the edges and slowly creeps inward until no warmth remains.
Suppressing a shiver, I reach for him. My fingers grasp shredded denim, his knee right beneath the surface. Desperation lodges in my throat.
He glances at my lips.
Wait, I want to say. Don’t go.
His mouth takes on a faint, wry twist as he calmly removes my hand.
The silence is worse than slamming doors and broken glass. It’s deafening. All I can do is watch helplessly as every wall comes up, high and wide, shutting me out completely. So fast it makes my head spin.
Gripping the push rims until his knuckles blanch, he turns his back to me with a low mutter, “My mistake.”
I reach for him once more.
But it’s too late. He’s already halfway across the room.
“Tech,” I finally whisper.
Pausing at the threshold, his tone is formal like that of a stranger’s, “Please make yourself at home, Julia. You’re welcome to stay as long as you wish.”
I blink. “I’m free to leave?”
A cynical laugh rips from his chest, the polite façade already abandoned. “You’re not a goddamn prisoner. Do whatever the hell you want.”
And then he’s gone.
What’s the prompt for next week, guys?
Make suggestions below. 7 words or less.
18 thoughts on “WEEK 52: Slamming doors and broken glass”
Great scene, so much more I can’t wait to learn about these two, looking forward to their book!
I don’t have anyone, only myself
Ohhhh, Princess Jane…
Thank you and thank you 😉
I do love when you pick my prompts, mostly because you spin them so well!!!! My god, please give more of this!!!
Oh and prompts:
A half naked entrance would be fine.
Come play with us.
It just wouldn’t be the same.
Why aren’t you running away?
Well, Miss AnRo…
You always supply fantabulous prompts so there’s that 😉 And yes’m, I sure will give ya more!! Thank you sooo much!!!
Ah, the angst! 😃
“The doctor said…”
Ooooh, Miss Amanda!
Love those prompts! Thank youuu!!!
P.S. Angst? Oh, yes 😉
Love this story!!! 😍😍😍
Like hell im not a prisoner
Um…no! Stupid autocorrect! Ugh!!!
Thank you kindly, Lady Ember!! Awesome sauce prompts as always! And, actually, the autocorrected boo-boo works too haha!
Prompt suggestions (first go for me 😀):
“Better the devil you know”
“Damned either way”
Ahhh, Miss Jen!
*running tackle hug*
Welcome to the game!! I am loving those prompts! Thank youuuu!!! 😘
More hugs just cuz,
I am also a massive fan of hugs – they are underrated!
So here’s one for a random Thursday *HUG*!!
And yes, Miss Jen! Hugs are sooo underrated!! #RevivingTheHug 😉
These are not my shoes…
Also love your story (That’s commentary on your writing not another prompt)
Aww, dang, Miss Kate!
Thank you for the kind words and thank youuu for the prompt!!
P.S. Hmm, the commentary could totally serve dual purpose as another prompt 😛