“Gone” #fiction

*Christmas/New Year-flavored fiction*

This fiction was adapted for this week’s #LyricalFictionFriday

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Lost in my thoughts that New Year’s Eve day, I inhaled deeply, wanting to take in the scent of his cologne that I had come to dislike so much. I relished the moment and wanted to remember every second of this encounter that he had no clue would be our last.

I tilted my chin upwards to him for a goodbye kiss before I went through the gate, knowing that this simple action would make him do the complete opposite. He leaned down and planted a light kiss on my forehead instead, just as I had predicted.

I knew him too well.

“Have a good flight. Give me a call when you get home.”

I smiled to myself, the shaking of my head was slight and uncontrollable. He frowned. Of course, my smile annoyed him.

“What are you smiling at?”

I shrugged my carry-on and purse back onto my shoulder to stop them from slipping off. This time I smiled directly at him and looked him straight in the eye. I studied the shadows of his face and wondered what I had ever seen behind those evil eyes. Long ago, he had looked like a cool drink of water, but he had turned out to be candy-coated misery.

“Nothing. Absolutely nothing. Take care of yourself Dex.”

I turned around, handed the boarding pass that had been burning a hole in my hand to the gate attendant and slowly walked away towards my future without him.

“Wait. Delaney! Wait!”

I could hear the mistrust and confusion in his voice as I continued down the jetway. He was tuned into the heartless vibe I knew I was giving off.


I didn’t look back.

I no longer felt lost and would never let myself feel that way again. I had a spanking brand new year without him to look forward to.

©2017 Marquessa Matthews. All Right Reserved.

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28 thoughts on ““Gone” #fiction

  1. I the subtleties you added in terms of their behavior towards each other, especially hers, the uncontrollable head shaking and leaning up to kiss which he doesn’t like. Makes it feel more real. I am intrigued. 🙂

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