Walls and Fences


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“How long are you going to keep those walls and fences up, Carly?  When are you going to let yourself love and be loved again?”

I wanted to reach up and touch his face and tell him that I was afraid of getting hurt again.  I had allowed myself to love and in return all I got was heartache.  I didn’t want to go through that again.  Those walls and fences were my protection.  I wasn’t about to tear them down.  “I’m sorry, Greyson.”

“So am I.”

I watched him walk away.  Was I making a terrible mistake?


98 Words

This was written for the Friday Fictioneers challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields For more details, visit Here.  To read other stories based on this week’s prompt, visit Here.

13 thoughts on “Walls and Fences

  1. Dear Adele,

    I’m left thinking that with what she told Greyson, if he really cared he might stick around to help her tear down the walls. There’s the romantic in me talking. Giving our heart to another person is risky business…even if it’s just friendship. Well done.



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    • Dear Rochelle,

      I’m hoping that he won’t give up. And you’re right, giving one’s heart to another person is very risky and that can apply to friends too. Thank you 🙂



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