Moral Monday’s Flash Fiction: Never Abuse Her 

Thank you to Nortina S for hosting Moral Monday’s prompts. This week’s moral is: “There is no fear in love.” 


Dimitri Otis Images


The first time Lilly saw Marco, he bought her coffee in line at Starbucks near work. He insisted on buying her coffee everyday. Lilly was upset. She could afford her own coffee.

“Why do you buy my coffee everyday?”

“I enjoy treating you. I was going to ask you out as well, if that’s okay?” Marco asked,  Lilly blushed.


A year later, they were engaged, however; Lilly spilled her coffee on Marco’s favourite shirt, one Saturday. 

Marco sighed and lifted his hand and Lilly shrank down, thinking he was going to hit her as her last boyfriend had.

Instead, Marco put his arms around Lilly and hugged her.”I will never abuse you; I’m sorry you’ve experienced it before.” 


©Mandibelle16. (2016) All Rights Reserved.

18 thoughts on “Moral Monday’s Flash Fiction: Never Abuse Her 

  1. maynotbesoanonymous August 3, 2016 / 1:52 am

    It seems truly realistic. I only wish it was longer. Haha! But it’s really nice, having it short and simple really created an instant image of the piece. Also, I love the theme!

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    • mandibelle16 August 3, 2016 / 4:46 am

      Thanks so much. The 100 word limit is great at capturing that ‘scene.’ Only the words that count at much chopping. Thanks for your comment 🙂

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  2. swritings August 3, 2016 / 2:14 am

    How great she found Marco after that first coward! Nicely penned! ☺

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    • mandibelle16 August 3, 2016 / 5:25 pm

      Thanks Jacqueline. 100 words are the limit, so only a snap shot 🙂 She finds a good guy, not like her last, so all is well 🙂


    • mandibelle16 August 3, 2016 / 5:15 pm

      Thank you PJ. Yes Marco is definitely a good catch. After the old boyfriend who hit Lilly, she needed one 🙂


  3. rosemawrites August 4, 2016 / 5:08 am

    uhhhhhhuuhh. that last line is just so wonderful. I love Marco now. More man should be like Marco!

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  4. Nortina S. August 7, 2016 / 9:41 pm

    It’s scary how the horrors of previous relationships can come back to haunt us, even when we’ve found Mr. Right. Well crafted story. You can feel her caution with Marco from the beginning (a result of her abusive ex) with your descriptions . But for Marco show her there’s nothing to fear from his love… just beautiful. A great story for the prompt.

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    • mandibelle16 August 7, 2016 / 10:05 pm

      Thank you Nortina. I’m glad the moral showed through. Yes she was quite cautious to begin with 🙂


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