Vignette of The Lady in Red
Sadly she sits at the table. Arms outstretched and her head on the table. A look of loss, being forlorn, abandoned on her face. Tears trickle from her eyes smearing her mascara. The candle at the table flickers as the only light in the empty room.
Her beautiful red dress flowing behind her was purchased for the occasion. Now she is at a loss as to what to do, where to go, who to call for help. Beautiful but alone, she listens for her lover’s return, but naught is heard. Her bruised right arm is an indication of the argument that ensued.
Now, her lover is gone and she is bruised inside and out. A victim of his anger and abuse, she feels hopelessly lost. She blames herself for his actions. If only she had not…If only she could have… The beautiful lady in red will not forgive herself.
© Susan Langer
FFfAW picture prompt. Less than 175 words. Word count is 153.
Week of 10-27 through 11-01-2015
The story word limit is 100 – 150 words (+ – 25 words). Please try and stay within this limit.
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