The Wait

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rainy-night

Entry to this week’s Friday Fictioneers!

Kristie and Johnson waited in separate cars. A heavy downpour started right when they entered the parking lot.  With divorce papers in one hand and a pen in another, only the rain held off the dissolution of the marriage.

Tick-tock, tick-tock.

An hour flew by and neither made a move. The deluge continued unabated as if staving off a greater disaster; a short wait during the fifteen years that they spent together.

Tick-tock, tick-tock.

The sound of an engine woke Kristie up. Morning had come and neither had left their vehicles. As Johnson’s car left the lot, the rain stopped.

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4 responses »

  1. Interesting take on the prompt! I think we’ve all been there, where it’s pouring rain and we hesitate opening the door. But here there’s so much more, if it keeps both of them from leaving their cars for so long, seems like the rain is an excuse to avoid taking that last step. Very sad.

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