Repentant – a 100 Word Story


The look on her face will stay with me always. A combination of miniscule movements transformed her expectant smile to an acerbic, frozen pain and I recognised it instantly. Her eyes flashed a grief so wretched it bore through me. In that second I regretted my words with such vehemence I wished I could turn back time. I had wounded her, delivered my blow with such acrid immediacy that an indelible aftertaste settled around us. I witnessed the death of our relationship in that tiny unconscious expression. I had been cruel. She had expected a proposal, I had delivered heartbreak.

In response to The Daily Post’s Prompt – Bitter.





About Nicola Auckland

Busy wife to one & mum to two. I've caught the creative writing bug, now need to practice, get awesome and write something worth reading. Simples.
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6 Responses to Repentant – a 100 Word Story

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  2. karenringalls says:

    That was powerful and very well written.


  3. Wow. Eloquent pain. Well written.

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  4. So powerful – it packs a punch ! ‘He’ is ruthless, no question of it.


  5. jellico84 says:

    Nicely written. Hard-core. Loved it!


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