Just Say the Word

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“You can’t say it, can you?”

“Say what?” he asked, innocently.

“The word,” she said. “The word that describes how you claim to feel about me.” Her eyes started to well up with tears.

“Of course I can say it,” he said. “I’m totally enamored with you.”

“Enamored?”

“Yes, I’m completely smitten.”

“Seriously? You’re smitten?”

“Yes. I idolize you. I adore you. I worship you. You are my everything.”

More tears rolled down her cheeks. “Then why can’t you just say it?”

He was confused. “What more do you need me to say?” he asked.

She shook her head back and forth. “I need to hear you tell me that you love me.”

He chuckled. “Love is just another four letter word.”

“If you can’t say the word ‘love’ to me, then I have a seven letter word for you,” she said.

“What’s that?” he asked.

“Goodbye.”


Written for today’s one-word prompt, “enamored.”