Sarah Ann Hall

Reporting on writing in progress or, more probably, not; practising flash fiction.

#VisDare 36: Implore – Don’t Go

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This week the photo and word prompt for VisDare fitted each other perfectly.


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Don’t Go (145 words)

Come back. Don’t leave me. Please. Come back.

Don’t then. Turn your back and walk away.

You can blame me all you want, but you know I did the right thing. You say you would have loved our child, that we could have made a go of things, but you are scared by my fecundity. Your self-reproach would have increased with every visit. Your guilt would have soured our love, and spoiled our child. Run back to your barren wife, the one who ever holds you, the one you will never leave, not even for your child.

I did the only thing I could. When it comes to love, it is better to have nothing than half a thing.

I gave you the choice and you have made your decision. The child and I will go on alone but together, and we will be strong.


Written by Sarah Ann

September 10, 2013 at 8:47 pm

4 Responses

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  1. Exquisite.
    As light as the kiss of a sparrow’s feather.
    AnElephant sighs.


    September 10, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    • Very happy you liked it. Thanks for stopping by. I like to hear AnElephant sigh.

      Sarah Ann

      September 11, 2013 at 9:29 pm

  2. Nothing like a woman scorned… see if I was her I would have fired that arrow, nicely penned S x


    September 11, 2013 at 9:24 am

    • Ah, but he’s not worth the effort. She’s got enough on her plate without having to answer difficult questions.

      Sarah Ann

      September 11, 2013 at 9:15 pm

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