Tale Weaver/Thursday Inspiration — The End of the Affair

Donna’s face took on a pouty moue when Charles told her that it was the end of their affair. “I cannot afford to continue to see you,” he explained. “I can no longer juggle my marriage to my wife of ten years and my extramarital affair with you, Donna. I need to achieve some degree of tranquility in my life. I need my space. Do you understand?”

No, she did not understand. She was devastated. Even though he had promised more than once to leave his wife, she knew that the relationship was probably doomed from the start. Yet she found Charles’ colorful personality and strong profile, with his aquiline nose and prominent cheekbones, to be irresistible.

Donna felt like the scorned heroine of a bad work of romantic literature. She was debating between asking the police to arrest the scalawag for breach of promise or to do something even more drastic, like eliminating her competition. But in the end, she decided to just lick her wounds and to go find another married man to woo. They are always so needy.


Written for the Tale Weaver prompt from Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, where the topic is “the end.” Also for Paula Light’s Thursday Inspiration prompt, where the theme is “space.”Also for these daily prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (moue, aquiline), Your Daily Word Prompt (afford), Word of the Day Challenge (juggle, literature), The Daily Spur (tranquil, colorful), and Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (arrest, scalawag).

19 thoughts on “Tale Weaver/Thursday Inspiration — The End of the Affair

  1. newepicauthor November 12, 2020 / 2:56 pm

    Charles should try to get his life back together, but I think that he needs more than space to achieve that.

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  2. Marleen November 12, 2020 / 4:02 pm

    Is there such a thing as breach of promise, in such a context, to be illegal or criminal?

    Both of these people are pretty messed up.

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    • Fandango November 12, 2020 / 5:25 pm

      Well, it was kind of funny in a sad way.

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  3. bushboy November 12, 2020 / 6:02 pm

    So laughed at the last two sentences 🙂

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  4. Sadje November 12, 2020 / 6:48 pm

    Great use of all the prompts

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  5. aguycalledbloke November 13, 2020 / 3:45 am

    He’s a fool, he just needs to organise a threesome – job sorted.

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      • aguycalledbloke November 13, 2020 / 7:46 am

        Hahaha – it’s been a long year my friend, our brains frazzle in different directions 🙂

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  6. shail November 13, 2020 / 10:11 am

    So needy. I couldn’t help but smile at that 🙂

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  7. Michael November 15, 2020 / 3:01 am

    They can be a needy lot that is for sure.

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  8. leigha66 November 19, 2020 / 4:46 pm

    Great ending line. An awesome job of working in all the prompts!

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