This week’s Flash Fiction for the Aspiring Writer.
“BELLEZZA’S AT 7, OUR TABLE. I’LL BE THERE.”
Claire’s heart fluttered as she read it again. She had been seeing George pretty regularly for almost a year… He was perfect. Sweet. Caring. He brought her tulips (her favorite). He read to her. They took a trip to Europe together last fall. He talked to her cats… And no guy had done that before. Perfect.
Would he ask her tonight?
She didn’t really have to consider what her answer would be. Just how she would say it.
She sat at their table in her best evening gown and waited, a place they had only been once before… their first date. She couldn’t believe he still remembered it.
“I told you I’d be here,” she heard George’s voice from behind her. She smiled and rose to her feet, spinning around.
And her heart collapsed back into the chair… to the ground… Six feet under.
George was settling into a table a few feet away with a petite blond with unnaturally large eyes, a pout set on her lips.
“I’m at our table, babe. Didn’t you get my text?”