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Wednesday, 7 September 2011

A215 weekly challenge - week 5

Thiw weeks challenge is to write a piece of Flash Fiction using the prompt - Now or never
Here's my effort :)

Maddie’s choice

Maddie couldn’t decide, couldn’t or wouldn’t, soon she would have no choice. Every time she looked into his baby blue eyes she melted, she couldn’t leave him she knew he would fall apart if she did. Paul had been in her life for five years on and off but the last two had been wonderful almost dreamlike, full of romantic dates, weekends away and holidays; Paris being her favourite mostly because that’s where he proposed. Getting down on one knee at the top of the Eiffel tower was hardly original but she was so over the moon that he had done it she put that aside and they enjoyed the rest of their holiday as a newly betrothed couple.  Planning the wedding had taken its toll on their relationship and in the last three months she could count the amount of times they had slept together on one hand, of course her working late didn’t help and his over enthusiasm for the wedding was really getting on her nerves, Maddie wasn’t given much choice in the planning of the wedding, she was quite surprised that she was even allowed to choose the dress herself. With the date set for just 3 weeks away nerves were setting in and the bickering was starting again. With raising more funds for the honeymoon as an excuse, Maddie spent more and more time at work, of course the real reason was her boss Michael. Their affair had been going on since Paul had proposed to her, Michael was the total opposite to Paul, a beefy looking bloke who didn’t have a romantic bone in his body he treated Maddie like a piece of meat, literally there just for his pleasure although she found she liked it. Maddie began questioning spending the rest of her life with a man who was more feminine than her, she knew she had to make a choice and quickly, it was now or never.

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