Friday Fictioneers ~ Let it go. Exhale.

Welcome to Friday Fictioneers where each week close to 100 people participate in a flash fiction challenge based on a photo prompt.


This week’s photo: Copyright: Adam Ickes

And now my 100 word story:

The sunshine on her face allowed her a feeling of contentment like she had not known in a long while. She sighed at the clouds and decided she must finally be getting over him.

Starting today, she vowed, she would not try to reason why. Starting today she would stop trying to figure it out and just let it be.

“Just let it be, damn it!”

She closed her eyes and the warmth granted her absolution.
Next time he told her he loved her she would just walk away.

“Just walk away, damn it!”

It was his truth, not hers.

76 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers ~ Let it go. Exhale.

  1. I can see the crisis point, like a see-saw going one way or the other. I’m sure she made the right decision (I couldn’t help thinking of the “Frozen” soundtrack when I saw the title. Are you as inundated with it there as we are here?)


    • How about that. I connected to op culture without even realizing it. I had to google “Frozen Soundtrack”. I think I must be living in a bubble; worst part it, I am okay with that. But thanks for letting ,me know David. I like my bubble but I really do not prefer to be ignorant.


  2. Your header photo looks much like what’s around us this morning. Winter’s trying to get one last attack in before spring takes over. As for your character, I hope she sticks with her resolve. It might not hurt any less, but she’ll have been the one to make the decision and that’s infinitely better.



  3. Reminds me of the song, “This love has taken its toll on me … her heart is breaking in front of me, she said goodbye too many times before”. Nicely done!


  4. Dear Dawn,

    Love is always complicated. Sounds like she knows what she needs to do for herself. “When I find myself in times of trouble…let it be….let it beeee.” (Sorry it was just so there). 😉




  5. Hi Dawn,
    Sounds like she’s being realistic about a failed relationship. I’m sure Perry would recommend she listen to Let It Be by the Beatles or maybe Walk Away Renee (don’t remember the singer). Good internal dialog in your story. Ron


  6. Dawn, I like this, “She closed her eyes and the warmth granted her absolution.” I can just feel that moment when everything clicked for her. Nice one.


  7. Thoughtful use of ‘boardwalk’. Take a hike, your story says. This boardwalk has a horizon. It’s an exhaled horizon. A horizon created by one magic breath. That’s all it takes. A breath. A thought. To end a lie. This is quality writing and quality living. I salute you! Ann


  8. sometimes it just takes a memorable nature scene to help us move on…hopefully for good and not walk backwards thinking things will change. great story, Dawn.


  9. Yay for her-there are other fish in the sea ;-)Loved how you showed her inner turmoil and how she is fighting to retain control-excellent take Dawn:-)


  10. I liked this very much! You are talented in capturing thoughts in a short amount of words! I have been following you but not commenting… Smiles, Robin


  11. Great story and I hope she keeps her conviction! I mean I sort of hope she doesn’t change her mind, I mean she will probably melt when he kisses her neck. Oh well. Good story, Nan


  12. I wonder if she is going to walk away this time, or if this will be going on a while longer. It sounds like she’s been struggling with this for quite some time.


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