TLT: Out of Reach

photo by Dominik Martin – here's a bigger version
photo by Dominik Martin 

His perfect profile stands out against the smoke;

I want to reach, take him away into a darker corner

& I would but for the possessive hand vice-gripping my shoulder.

Jealousy (Love Nudge)

100 words about an affair going sour because the other guy is jealous of the husband
photo by Elly Filho

‘How was date night with the hubby?’

You flinch. You didn’t tell him about dinner and a movie that isn’t an animation and drinks in a trendy bar. Did you? Is he trying to rattle you again? Or has he taken up stalking you online?

‘It was a lovely evening, thank you,’ you say, hiding your anger. His face is contorted into a grimace that masks all of his attractive features. You don’t like where the thought is leading.

He doesn’t take it well when you leave early.

From welcome change to
Yet another person to please,
Ugly and green-eyed.

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Written for Day Three of Lynn’s Love Nudge competition.

Green-Eyed Monster

Donna Smith had a good reason for choosing the gazebo in the park for the meetings. It was far from the shore.

‘You’re late.’

‘Had to take a detour. Harbour road’s closed,’ the detective replied.

Donna wondered what the emergency was. But they had business to attend.

‘Any evidence?’

‘You’re sure he’s having an affair?’

‘Why else would I’ve hired you?’

He handed over a stack of photographs.

’They don’t look like lovers to me.’

The photos seemed to confirm Ben’s claims. Did he anticipate she’d have him watched? She needed proof.

‘Look harder,’ she said.

‘Sure. It’s your money.’

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To get the most out of my FFfAW story, I suggest you read Salvage first (but I hope it’ll work on it’s own, too). Links to all of this week’s stories can be found here.