- The prompt is a line from the previous week's winning tale.
- This is a Flash Fiction challenge, which means your story must be a minimum of 100 words, maximum of 250.
- Incorporate the prompt anywhere into your story (included in your word count).
- Post your story in the comments section of this post
- Include your word count (or be excluded from judging)
- Include your Twitter handle or email (so we know how to find you)
- The challenge is open 7 AM to 7 PM Pacific Time
- The winner will be announced on Friday, depending on how early the judge gets up. ;)
And, p.s., everything there is the copyright of the original owners!
Charlie took down the picture of herself and her husband breaking ground at the newspaper office, their baby, which they had conceived together. He wasn't coming back. No one ever comes back here, not unless they have something worth staying for in this one stoplight town. He wouldn't stay for her, let alone the paper he'd built from a document on a computer to a real circulation. But a year ago, he found new new love with one of his high school students and when graduation came, they both left. Everyone from the kid bagging her groceries to the ladies at the senior center had an opinion on what she should do, and what she she should feel. People sliced their eyes at her, pitying looks she hated. She didn't need their pity, she needed a way to fall out of love. Silly to feel anything at all after so long.
word count: 151
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