It’s week six of the flash fiction challenge by Flash Fiction for Aspiring Artists, check out their blog and join in. Read mine below inspired by this week’s photo prompt above.
For everyone who’s been following the flash fiction over the past few weeks, this is part three of Jack and Amelia’s relationship. If you want to catch up on what you’ve missed check out Part 1: A LOVER’S PATH and Part 2: LOVE ADRIFT.
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THE ENGAGEMENT (146 words)
“You never told them,” I say, my arms across my chest.
Jack’s eyes are on the ground. He can’t look at me.
I can’t look at him either. My eyes go to his parents’ townhouse, the curtain in the upstairs window rustles closed. Margaret doesn’t like me—I don’t think any woman is good enough for her son. Except Elise.
I swallow back my anger and the pain, my eyes on Jack. He’s been watching me.
“Amelia, I didn’t know she would be here,” he says.
“I don’t care about Elise. But your family…they looked surprised to see me.” My eyes burn but I swallow back my tears. He doesn’t deserve them. Or my forgiveness. I’m thankful I never gave it to him.
“Let’s just get through this weekend.” Jack moves to the front door.
“It’s over, Jack. Don’t worry, they’ll never know we were engaged.”