Inside the Mind of Isadora


“Dying Embers of our Love”

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There was a time when things were different. You remember – don’t you???

It all happened in college. I was walking on campus with my girlfriend and you shouted something at us.

We turned.

Your colorfully bright shirt triggered a blinding glare. The sun bounced off the crimson fiery shades naturally worn by my pet Macaw. Red was your color. A sizzling burning cloak you wore so well.

What happened to our heated passion?

The days you when nothing and no one could come between us.

I’m standing before you and can’t understand your venom.

We’d grown apart.


The days of growing old together were a distant memory.

I never wanted it to be like this.

I can’t keep myself from remembering those campus days.

When did it change?

When did we change?

I could see your eyes were filled with hatred as you walked away.

You swore revenge.

You shouted, “An eye for an eye”, while an outstretched arm mimicked a sword.

There was malice in your voice.

I knew we had slowly drifted apart.

How could you hold such rancor and bitterness for what had become so clear?

The resplendent love that emanated from us used to make the whole world go blind.

The dying embers of our love have, now, gone out.

When we kissed and parted that night, I knew, we would never meet again.

You walked away.

I was left with my cloak of memories.

Copyright 2014 © written by Isadora
Fiction Short Story written for this challenge.


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