I want to thank the beautiful Priceless Joy for hosting this Flash Fiction challenge for Aspiring Writers (75 – 175 words) and providing the inspiring photo prompt this week. If you haven’t heard of or joined this challenge, please take the time to check out PJ’s blog for more details and entertaining entries.
I’m sorry I never say anything back
when you come to talk to me behind the church.
You look beautiful with tears in your eyes. But I already knew that
from your wedding day. How’s the married life, by the way?
Please don’t cry harder. You know how flustered that makes me feel.
You shouldn’t have driven all this way.
I still have nothing to say. No, I can’t touch you.
Why are you doing this?
I’m sorry, okay?
I’m sorry you never reached out for me while I was living,
but now you cling to my headstone every day.
I wish you’d just leave.
I wish you’d put out that cigarette.
Stop saying my name and let me move on.
If you really loved me, you would.