Photo Challenge: Fiction – Hung Out to Dry #photochallenge #fiction #MLMM


Thanks to NEKNEERAJ of MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie for hosting the Photo Challenge Prompt. This is a piece from my writing class, as well.


Credit: Bleach Film


“I tried, but I don’t love you. I hate hurting you. I’m sorry I cheated.”

“Are you? How do you switch your emotions off like that? Like a light-switch?” Jen’s voice was shrill.

Michael met her eyes but refused to answer. She stumbled into the living-room deaf to his begging. The back door slammed and his admissions ravaged her heart. These new wounds bled, sucking the life from her body. He’d hung her out to dry.

Dizziness overcame her and Jen lay on the couch, head buried in a pillow. She tried to absorb her ex-fiancés words, but her stomach was queasy and a strange ache grew inside her. It clenched and tightened, a fist squeezing her heart. Michael’s insidious behavior, shocked her. Her thoughts circled and her conscience hammered until she couldn’t stop them from revealing missed clues.

Jen was overcome with a sense of hollowness. Tears stung, traveling down the plains of her face as she peered into the fireplace mirror eyes flared-red, swollen with flat-gray irises; she felt emotionless and weary. There would be no more sunrises in life, not now, not ever.

Her heart ached, and the tangible throbbing pulsed and amplified until she couldn’t hide. Sobs wracked Jen’s body. She shivered, even when she pulled over a thick throw. Michael’s festering splinter of betrayal infected her heart and savaged her; nothing could ease Jen’s suffering.


©Mandibelle16. (2018) All Rights Reserved.

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18 thoughts on “Photo Challenge: Fiction – Hung Out to Dry #photochallenge #fiction #MLMM”

    1. Hi Chanty. Thank you so much! I appreciate your comments. It’s an edited piece from a writing Course, so I was really trying to show deep emotion as per the assignment in this piece. I’m glad you like my writing, it’s always a work in progress 🙂

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    1. Hi Chuck. Oh wow I’m so touched you loved it. This is a six month long course abs it’s been wonderful. But I do love that I can take assignments and match the hem in here, some of the time, with certain prompts. Plus, I can rework them, having had distance from particular pieces after posting them in class. Thanks so much. Your words mean a lot. I will email you 🙂

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      1. I’m so happy you were able to work this so that you could share it with us! Such wonderful writing. Now we are going to be wanting to see more of your assignments transformed for us!
        I sent you a copy of what I wrote!
        xoxo

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