Sunday, February 07, 2010

Sorry it said

This weeks prompt at Sunday Scribblings is Message

Everything had gone. Drawers yawned open, empty. The robe door hung ajar,  her garments vanished. The dressing table was bare, all the little pots and boxes of colours and smells taken away. He bent down to try to capture a little of her fragrance, and lingered as he breathed it in. For a second he thought he saw her , sitting there on the bed. He wiped a tear from his eye and she was gone. 

His phone rattled and bleeped in another room. He rushed to get it. New Message it said on the screen. Fumbling with the buttons, his heart pounding in his chest, he found himself looking at her message. ‘Sorry’ it said. Just one word, ‘Sorry’. He pressed Reply and typed a single word back. ‘Why?’ he wrote.

He stood trembling, the phone clutched in his shaking hand. It burst back into life, another New Message. But it only contained one word. ‘Sorry’ it said, just ‘Sorry’

Picture by LeMis for DeviantART 
You can find the new prompt  for Carry On Tuesday by clicking HERE! 
My friend Rosey has written a piece for SS this week. You can read it at Rosey's Posey


  1. Sad. Unfortunately sometimes there are no words that won't just damage a person more...I guess sorry works, but sure leaves a gaping hole of wonder!

    Well done, kept me wanting more!

    Hugs Giggles

  2. The story. Combined with the picture.

    They leave me curious.

    Well done.


  3. Memories are lost but never forgotten, they hang in the mind just like ghosts. Love your post.

  4. beautifully written and message conveyed.

  5. Sorry in this sense is terrible...almost as bad as good riddance.

  6. It's sad ...but it is true...
    Sorry could be terrible too..

  7. Keith, as a woman I guess I only see such things as this from a woman's point of view, it is good to hear it from a man's through your stories.Ta.