It’s week fifteen of the flash fiction challenge by Flash Fiction for Aspiring Artists, check out their blog and join in or read other’s posts and be inspired. Will Elizabeth finally meet the man she’s been waiting ten years to see?
Read mine below and feel free to leave a comment. Enjoy!
WAIT FOR ME (151 words)
I’ll never make it on time.
Elizabeth’s riding boots clicked against the cobblestones, petticoats and a flourish of satin skirts swayed around her. The morning frost nipped at her cheeks, red like rogue.
How ghastly should he think she’s not a lady?
The church laid ahead, empty, the morning sun casting a shadow. This was their meeting place, planned ten years ago. Now a mature age of twenty, she’d left America to meet her childhood friend, Alfred. Would he remember her? Would he even show? They hadn’t spoken since the day her family moved away.
Elizabeth’s chest pressed against the bodice of her corset, her lungs burning from the run. And then she waited. Hours passed, her breath slowed. He wasn’t coming. The realization tugged at her heart.
Silly girl, what did you expect?
The doors to the great church opened, a man appeared dressed in a black cassock.
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