Scott found himself walking along a wide, fallen leaf-covered path under a canopy of trees as the sun was starting to set. He knew it would be dark soon, but his mind was preoccupied. His longtime girlfriend, Adele, had just dumped him when she found him in the arms of another woman. He would never forget her words. “We could’ve had it all, you asshole. You had my heart inside your hand, but you played it with a beating. I promise that you will reap the pain you have sown,” she added.
Scott tried to defend himself to Adele, explaining that the woman he had that one-night-stand with meant nothing to him. But she told him that he had scarred her heart and left her breathless. She said that now that it was crystal clear the kind of man he was, she was going to make him burn.
The sun began to disappear and the path was darkening quickly. Scott collapsed down onto the ground and started sobbing and rolling around in the deep leaf bed. As night fell and an eerie darkness enveloped the woods, Scott began to fall into a deep despair, just as Adele had said he would.
Written for Roger Shipp’s Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner. Photo credit: Morguefile. Also written for the Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Music Challenge from Jim Adams, where he featured Adele’s song, “Rolling in the Deep.” Here’s his prompt’s brand new logo.