Love & Betrayal

I stared at him incredulously, my eyes and my heart filled with tears of hurt and betrayal.

“You leave me hanging at the airport on the day that we are supposed to elope, then disappear for weeks, don’t answer my calls or texts, and now you suddenly pop up and offer me these pathetic flowers?” I hollered like a madwoman as I stomped on the bouquet of dead poppies lying on my doorstep.

He looked at me with vacant eyes, and then replied in a disjointed voice, “Sorry, but these were the only flowers kept on my unmarked grave.”


99 words.

Written as a part of the Carrot Ranch June 14 Flash Fiction Challenge. The objective is to write a story in exactly 99 words on the weekly prompt provided by the host, Charli Mills. The prompt this week was ‘bouquet.’



About anuragbakhshi

At the age of 40, I decided to exit the corporate world, and enter the world of stories as a full-time writer. Wish me luck!
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12 Responses to Love & Betrayal

  1. That’s got to be the best, shut-her-up response ever. 🙂

  2. Liz H says:

    Oooh! Chilling tale from the crypt.
    Well done!

  3. Ruchira Khanna says:

    ooh! That’s a good response 🙂

    Lovely take!

  4. Jules says:

    Intriguing… Another fine twist leaving us guessing if ‘she’ forgives the rouge.
    Or puts ‘him’ one step closer to that particular reality!

  5. Charli Mills says:

    Ah, poor chap! He brought her what he could! Now, I’m picturing her “hanging around” the airport like a bat. Your writing is so clever!

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