Flash Fiction – The Leaf

So, folks, here’s another piece of me. That’s how I feel lately, writing. Teeny, tiny pieces of me jumbled together on the page, or screen as the case may be, little black marks that signify stuff from my brain (in case you’re wondering, I don’t think that’s the technical explanation for what writing is, but anyway…).

The Leaf

She is empty. Her hand lays open on her lap and her eyes follow the creases and lines embedded therein: paths to nowhere. No, wait, they do lead somewhere. Closing her eyes, she follows the lines down to where it’s so dark she can’t see, but she can feel; the emptiness. She calls out and her voice echoes, like she is in an empty metal drum. Her own laughter taunts her: there is no one else to comment. It is lonely here. Does she long for the feel of his skin? Yes. Does she need their approval? Yes. Knowing them, him, anyone and everyone, she settles to the floor—blacker than black—like a leaf, a skeleton of a leaf, to wait. There is no breeze in this place and her threadbare form will never be borne up again. She hasn’t the strength to do it herself. Again, she will wait, until the waiting is over.

 

If you like this piece, it is highly likely you’ll enjoy my book of short stories, Dark Spaces. Visit Amazon or Smashwords and grab the e-book, it’s only $2.99. What a bargain ;).

13 Comments

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13 responses to “Flash Fiction – The Leaf

  1. Yay! Another story of yours to read and enjoy 🙂 And I did enjoy it!

  2. authoraamir

    Wow! This was quite dark. But I liked it very much! A profound sense of loneliness and waiting. Very deep. Absorbing. Like how you apply the leaf as a metaphor. Gripping. : )

  3. benditty

    You tell amazing short stories, Dionne. Also, amazing long stories. I should just say you tell amazing stories 😉

  4. Yeah, you nailed that one! Love it!

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