Universe [flash 124]

Planet balloons

I thought she was my whole world, but I was wrong. She was my universe, and when she left, she took it all with her. Stars, planets, moons, rainbows… they’ve disappeared. I watched her depart with everything as if it meant nothing. She held it all as lightly as balloons on a string, with her blue summer dress floating around her pale skin like a cloud. I sit in the dark now, cloaked with the heaviness of loss, and people come and go with endless casseroles. I don’t speak for fear of blurting out my secret; it grows relentlessly larger and will soon consume me. On that day I shall emerge from this cave and join her, and we will share the universe again.


Written for Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge 92.

Image credit Jordan_Singh at Pixabay.com.

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13 responses to “Universe [flash 124]

  1. Brilliant, Paula. And so sad.

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  2. A sad tell, but very well told.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Whoa! Heavy, but beautiful!💕

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Ah, this is deep.

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