Linking with Sacha Black for the WRITESPIRATION #124. The challenge is to write a story using the weekly theme/prompt but in just 52 words. EXACTLY, no more, no less.
The prompt for this week is – The Holiday.
Her eyes opened to a bright sunny morning in an empty room. They had just broken up.
She left her room and walked towards the beach. Habits die hard, they say. Twenty-five years together was a long time.
She wanted freedom, not loneliness.
Won the battle? Yes. But lost the war!
I’m sure she will win both eventually. Time is the greatest healer 😀
It is, Sacha. I’m sure that would be very reassuring for someone like her.
There is no other way to do it… very rightly put – won the battle but lost the war!!!
You said it, Shalz. What must be done, must be done.
She’s alone, but not necessarily lonely. 🙂 So yes, I think she won both. Or would soon feel that she’s won both. Short but strong story.
You may be right, Vinay. I hope she wins. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Glad to see you stopping by. 🙂
It takes a lot of guts to walk away from a 25 year relationship. So I assume the decision wouldn’t have been impulsive. So, she might as well have won the war 🙂 Just sharing my thoughts!. Lovely words there! 🙂
Yes, you could be right. Who knows for sure! Thanks a lot for stopping by the blog and sharing your thoughts.
Wow, I so wish I could write like this!
So deep! And few words!
Thanks aa lot, Zainab! You write so well, dear. 🙂
Beautiful story but painful ending. Hope she recovers soon.
Thanks Vasantha. Life is hard when you have to make such a decision.
Oh! Feel sad for her. Sometimes, we miss seeing the larger picture.
Yes, true Shilpa. Our heart and our head might be at war at times!
I’m thinking she won both, if she had the courage to walk away.
Yes, often it isn’t as simple when emotions mess with the mind. A friend is going through this right now and is in a dilemma.
Wow… mituldi superb💓💓💓
What a beautiful way to differentiate the words.
Thank you so much, Upasna. Happy to hear this from you. 🙂