This is for week sixty of the flash fiction challenge by Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers, check out their blog and join in or read others’ posts and be inspired.
I thought this was a lovely picture, I absolutely loved the vibrant colors. For this prompt I imagined something different than what I ended up writing. Have you ever been afraid to show someone your feelings?
Read mine below and feel free to leave a comment. Enjoy!
WORTH THE WAIT (153 words)
The autumn air was brisk, sending a chill along Cora’s spine. She wrapped her arms around herself.
“Here.” Emerson slipped off his blazer and settled it over her shoulders.
The old jacket smelled of his cologne and his body heat lingered in it. She looked up into his eyes as he buttoned the blazer around her. They’d been friends for years and she wanted more since the day he joined her accounting team. But something always got in the way whether it was work, they were dating other people, or Cora didn’t have the nerve to confess her feelings. Today was no different.
Cora sighed and Emerson looked up from the last button. Bright autumn leaves swirled around them. And then his lips were on hers. Shocked, she gave into her desire.
“I’ve wanted to do that forever,” he said, pulling away.
Cora grinned. “I’ve been waiting for you to do that forever.”
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