A Long Time to Wait

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So, this was where Trudy lived with her husband and their kids. 

It had been too much to hope that she would wait for him.  Fifteen years was a long time for a woman to put her life on hold.  Still, it was what had kept him going all these years in the slammer.  He thought about her strawberry hair, blue eyes and smile.  He thought of the plans they made to live on a ranch after they got married.

Then, she stopped visiting.  She had gotten tired of waiting. 

Hunching his shoulders, he walked away.  Trudy watched him go.

100 Words

This post is for the Friday’s Fictioneers hosted by  Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.  You can find this week’s prompt Here. To read other stories or to participate, click Here.

22 thoughts on “A Long Time to Wait

      1. The exboyfriend had been on probation and violated that twice so I don’t feel too bad. I mean if you are given the opportunity to walk away and promise to “behave” why not just do it? I guess that is what makes some of the criminals different than the rest of the population.

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    1. Dear Rochelle,

      Yes, it could have turned ugly but he did the right thing. He walked away even though it was painful. And she had to let him go. Her life and future were with her husband and their children. Thanks 🙂



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