Flash Fiction for the Aspiring Writer: The Heart Breaker #amwriting #flashfiction


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Credit: Yinglan Z.


The volcanic crater was a disfigured heart. Chance thought it resembled his own.

“Where are you going?” Chance shrugged. “Going to work for a month.”

“It’s Valentine’s Day, no one wants to be alone today, not even me. I could have any man I want, but I chose you.” Giselle’s lively green eyes gleamed.

It was then he noticed the name tattooed on her wrist, within an ombre pink heart. “Who the Hell is Robert, and why’s his name on your wrist?”

“I’ll tattoo what I like on my body.” Chance strode towards Giselle, tilting her chin up so she’d meet his gaze.

“Robert’s the guy you’ve been sleeping with? The one you promised to break it off with, I assume?”

She laughed, grasping Chance’s hand. “We got to talking and had too much wine. Now, we both have tacky tattoos, but you know well Robert’s nothing. I haven’t seen him in a month.”

“You said it was over five months ago?”

Giselle’s bottom lip quivered. “It was, but we ran into each other that once.” He could see her pale cheeks redden; she was lying.

“Robert can have you; I’m done.”

Her eyes flooded with tears.

“I know well your crocodile tears. Don’t be here when I get home, Giselle, never again.”


©Mandibelle16. (2018) All Rights Reserved.

19 thoughts on “Flash Fiction for the Aspiring Writer: The Heart Breaker #amwriting #flashfiction

  1. Joy Pixley February 12, 2018 / 12:40 pm

    Hmm, sometimes what looks somewhat like a heart is just that — something that’s not quite a heart. Like Giselle’s affection for Chance, I would say! He’s better off without her, on Valentine’s or any other day. Let Robert have her!

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    • mandibelle16 February 12, 2018 / 12:59 pm

      No I don’t think she understands the connection btw love and fidelity. I don’t know why, but you can’t trust someone like that. Thanks from reading Joy.

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      • utahan15 February 12, 2018 / 12:59 pm

        yw keep on writing just like religion more and more mr spock!

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    • mandibelle16 February 12, 2018 / 12:58 pm

      Thanks Yinglan. Me too. I don’t think Robert actually wants her either actually lol.

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  2. Miriam Hurdle February 12, 2018 / 11:17 pm

    Wonderful Valentine story, Mandi. Loyalty is the thing. I know that some insecure guys and gals date more than one person at a time and end up losing all.

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    • mandibelle16 February 14, 2018 / 2:55 pm

      Yeah it’s not a good thing. If you’re just dating around and there is no commitment that’s one thing. But if the relationship is exclusive and/or one or both of the partners want this and it’s not happening, there’s jealousy trouble etc.
      Dating around us different than a relationship that’s what Chance thought he had and wanted, but Giselle’s mind works differently.
      Thanks Miriam

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      • Miriam Hurdle February 14, 2018 / 3:23 pm

        In my counselling quite a few people had the same problem. One felt time to be exclusive, the other one was indecisive. Not being able to talk about it may be worse. Then jealous would happen. You depict a real issue.

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      • mandibelle16 February 15, 2018 / 9:30 pm

        Thank you Miriam. Sad but true, I think is said.
        Have a great day.

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      • Miriam Hurdle February 15, 2018 / 10:21 pm

        The key is to be honest with each other and try to go on the same pace. Have a nice weekend, Mandi!

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  3. Joan February 13, 2018 / 2:02 am

    Nothing is ‘just for just’, very weird of her.

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    • mandibelle16 February 14, 2018 / 2:53 pm

      Well her mind and thought process, or the reasons she tells herself that permit her to be unfaithful and sleep around are nonsensical and I think only make sense to her. She doesn’t understand commitment or staying true and why that’s so important in a relationship. Maybe Chance wants someone who is more logical and down to earth b/c Giselle is not.
      Thanks Joan 🙂

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