Tuesday, 28 April 2015

xxx #AtoZchallenge




That’s how he always ends his messages, xx.
He’ll text: Do you need anything from Tesco? xx
Or: I’ll be late home xx
Little messages left on the kitchen counter: I’ve put the bins out xx
He means he loves me, of course. Even when we’ve had an argument, they’ll still be there, my little kisses. He doesn’t often say it; I love you are like caustic words, the occasion has to be very special. Our wedding day, the birth of our son, things like that. But I’m okay with that.
Today, his text reads: I’ve got a late meeting. Don’t wait up xx
And then, after a moment or so: Hey you, I’m free all night, same place? Love you xxx

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26 comments:

  1. Short and piercing. I'm heartbroken for your character.

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  2. One moment's carelessness gives him away. I have had revelations like that, though the medium was different before the mobile phone! Well written - again.

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  3. Ouch, this is sharp. Love it.

    shahwharton.com

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  4. Hi Annalisa - interesting turn of events - sad, but true ... cheers Hilary

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  5. That made me LOL!! Oh, my!! Such a great flash fiction:-) Shame on him!!

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  6. Aww. Those little X's give a lift to the heart, don't they?

    Sia McKye Over Coffee

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  7. Oooh, ouch! I bet she'd like a bit X on his forehead to smack him right about then.

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  8. What a scoundrel! And what a way to find out. This really packs some punch, especially since he uses that little symbol with the mistress, too. Jerk!

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  9. That has to suck. Never trust a guy, especially a husband, who doesn't say "I love you."

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  10. This was a great X post. I didn't think of XXX for kisses.

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  11. too many x's can get confusing sometimes with disastrous results

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  12. Oh the little demon!
    I'm a great fan of kisses on the bottom!

    Keith's Ramblings

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  13. Oh no! Did not see that coming!

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  14. Succinct and sharp. Nice set-up. Time to X-it that guy out.

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  15. Oh gosh, that story really pulled on my heartstrings! And how dare he give the other person one more kiss than his wife!!

    Rachel Pattinson
    Rachel's Ramblings - Full of writing, tea and cake

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    1. I was wondering if anyone would notice that :-)

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  16. oh no...............X marks the spot of a breaking heart. Well done - very sad

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  17. Sounds like that extra kiss will be the nail in his coffin.

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  18. Ooh, I especially like the last line, because it included "I love you," so that made me wonder about the person he's willing to say "I love you" to instead of his wife. It also made me wonder if and what she would text back.

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  19. Ouch. I had a feeling this was going to end badly but still felt so awful for the narrator.

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  20. As it's been several weeks, I'm going to reply with just one comment to you all. Thanks for reading. I'm glad the ending was a surprise :-)

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