We spent an hour or so, lying to each other. Lying, to try to end the loneliness.
I paid the bill.
She kissed me.
Walking into the crowd.
I lost her.
Written for the Trifecta Writing Challenge, 33 words. Comments and criticism alway welcome!
Ah, that elusive quest for love. Daunting. So well-written.
Thanks! Nothing more terrifying, is there?
Lovely and bittersweet.
Thank you…love can be both those things, often at the same time.
Lovely write-up but poignant end.
Cheers, Kalpana! Glad you liked it.
Losing sight of what could’ve been true love is sad.
It is, I suppose…but you can never tell what will end up as true love.
Love the pacing of this.
This is great.
Nothing is scarier than other people. Especially those you’re trying to pin your heart to.
Well now, Trifecta, isn’t that just the loveliest comment I ever did hear!
Beautiful, poignant, true.
As for your post, Chris, I thank the Lord Above, multiple times a day, that I found my soulmate and no longer have to do the dating-thing anymore. Don’t miss “going out for a coffee” or “meeting up for lunch” blind dates. Thank you, Lord! Thank you!
Mmmm, there’s nothing quite like waking up in the morning to see the person you love lying next to you. I’ve never really been exposed to the ‘dating’ scene – we don’t really do that in Australia. Well, maybe the e-singles crowd does, I wouldn’t know. I’m lucky.
lying to try to end the loneliness
What a great phrase!
I stole that off my grandfather. I saw him the other day, and he was telling me about his mother trying to find someone after her husband died. Beautiful turn of phrase.
No! That’s not a tear. My eye is just watering, is all.
Thanks Troy, that’s the best compliment of all…
I saw this as something else – paid for her company – she offers nothing more, he expects nothing more – just company to beat away the loneliness, even if only for an hour.
I was trying to be ambiguous about it, and trying to cast a heap of different story-lines into the one flash. Glad it worked, for you at least! Cheers, thanks for stopping by Eric!
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