Here is my latest entry in the Carrot Ranch Communications flash fiction challenge. It's been awhile since I joined in the fun and I'm glad I found some time today to play with my 99 words. Thanks to Sarah Brentyn for her gentle encouragement to keep writing and to Charli Mills for hosting this great weekly series. Check out more entries from other awesome writers over at the ranch.
She waited. She was always waiting for him in some way. Her fingers trailed through the puddle of spilled coffee. She tried not to look at the door as she shuffled through his words in her mind, words that she repeated back to herself, sometimes for reassurance, sometimes as penance. Pushing her phone away she focused on the street, not wanting to watch the minutes pass, or to acknowledge what became clearer each day. Her father had been right about that. Sometimes the only thing you got to walk away with was your disappointment and sometimes, that was lucky.