Friday Fictioneers – No Tears Tonight

Just as a reunion with an old friend stirs one’s emotions, so writing a scene with a familiar character holds a special comfort, a quiet joy, a soft yearning to spend even more time together. It isn’t much, today’s story, but it was a moment with my Angelique. I hope those of you who call her friend enjoy the reunion as well.

Copyright - Erin Leary

Photo Copyright – Erin Leary

No Tears Tonight

“What’s a sweet thing like you doing way out here all by yourself?”

Angelique stretched a rubber band between her thumb and forefinger. She shrugged.

“Listening to the swamp cry.”

As he set the duffel bag at his feet, she swung her legs over the railing to face him. The stench of onions and convenience store cologne drowned the sulfur of the swamp.

He smiled. “You’ll cry tonight.”

She let lose the rubber band. It bounced off his chest, back into her hands.

“No, I won’t.”

She left him slumped over the duffel bag, her black sneakers silent as they struck the boardwalk’s planks.

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