Posted: June 4, 2015 in Fiction
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He must have seen the fury in her eyes as she sprung up off her seat on the couch because he took a few steps backwards.

Instead of raising her hand to strike him or throw something, however, she moved quickly toward the door, where she grabbed the keys off the peg &, without saying a word, disappeared out the front door into the night.


Moments later, speeding down the windy, two-lane rural street, she blinked tears from her vision, remembering the words that had stung her heart & her pride so fiercely.

THAT’S what hurts,Β she thought,Β my pride.

Feeling quite the fool, trying to gather herself, she took a breath & wiped the tears from her face just in time to see the headlight beams coming toward her.

Too late to jerk the car back into her own lane, her last thoughts before impact were a silent plea for forgiveness from the man she left standing in the living room.

This post was written in participation of Six Sentence Stories, whose prompt this week was “beams.” Click here to see what others wrote. (Click here to see my entry from last week, if you missed it, complete with links to others’ entries.)

  1. innatejames says:

    The guilt the man will feel when he finds out what happened to her! I like how your story continues past your words.

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  2. oldegg says:

    This will shatter him as he will see that he drove her to make that hasty decision get away. Very sad and gripping tale.

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  3. amycake76 says:

    Yikes! What a terrifying end to that story!

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  4. Hello reality check! This is powerful in many ways! Hi^5

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  5. Kristi says:

    What a tragic story!


  6. Whoa – terrifying and sad. I always fear that sort of thing. So important to leave the people you love on good terms. You just never know. Well done.

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  7. plaguedparents says:

    I literally felt my heart skip a beat, wow!

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  8. valj2750 says:

    You can really tell a wonderful, wrenching story in six sentences. Very powerful.

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  9. ivywalker says:

    Wow! Hit to the gut! Excellent ! I didnt think of headlight beams! Thanks for linking in!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. lrconsiderer says:


    And whoaaaaaaaaah!!! Totally different kind of beams. Ouch!

    I want to know why they were fighting. I hope he forgave her! Wow.

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