5 Sentence Fiction: Distance


dis·tance

ˈdistəns/

noun

1. an amount of space between two things or people.


Raven-black hair whips around her desperate, teal eyes, waiting for the truth...but my lips are unmoving.

I yearn to reach for her tear-streaked cheek...but my arms hesitate at my sides.

“Merry Christmas,” she whispers, and my chest burns in wanting as she turns and walks away.

Torment tightens around my heart, squeezing it like rusted barbed wire, as I imagine my emptiness without her.

I curse myself as I let her go.

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