A Trio of Word Prompts

FOWC

LATE FEAR AND CLUELESS

So many things had gone wrong that morning.

My alarm hadn’t gone off on the mobile. Luckily my dog barked at the right moment and I woke up ten minutes late. Hoping to get some charge, I pushed the plug back in the socket. I couldn’t be late for this meeting – it was too important.

Rushing around the room, I pulled on my trousers, shirt and tights. I was thinking of calling them, to say I would be late, but my mouth was so dry I didn’t think I could speak.

Fear had left me clueless.

It had been a good idea to make the appointment with the solicitor yesterday. A way of escaping a marriage I couldn’t cope with any more. Larry would be at work until five. I was going to pick my son up from nursery and go straight there.

I didn’t wear make-up today. Today the bruises were no longer kept secret. They would be shown – not with pride – but with honesty. There was a reason for my courage.

Miles had seen it happen this time.

Published by writerravenclaw

I am a fifty something mother of two grown up children, and one beautiful grandchild. I have been married for nearly thirty-four years. My first book was published ten years ago. I wrote my book Sticks and Stones because of my experience of being bullied at school.

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