Time for another entry in Friday Fictioneers challenge, courtesy of Rochelle Wissof-Fields. If you want to give it a try, check the info on her blog. 100 words more or less, inspired by a photo, here we go….
Copyright – Adam Ickes
The summer she left him, the planets were in a perfect alignment.
“I don’t love you anymore.” she threw at him offhandedly, dragging her suitcase across the living room.
27th wedding anniversary in few days, he is sitting in the corner of the room, surrounded by boxes containing fragments of his life.
“Breathe. Just breathe.”, he murmurs to himself, opening the first box.
Too old to start anew, too young to give up, trying to keep precarious emotions in check, his fragile fingers skim over shared memories.
Reeling with an emotion far greater than devastation, he breaks down and cries.
“Are you still in love with me
Like the way you used to be or is it changing?
Does it deepen over time like the river
That is winding through the Canyon?”