Author’s Note: So… I found the words from Three Word Wednesday not that inspiring today. Well, no, I take that back, they were inspiring, but not in a way that made me at all comfortable.

There was no way I was using them for any of my serials today. Some of my characters have dark pasts, but that is not a place I want to dwell.

Today’s words: grope, brutal, and transfer.


In the darkness, her hand groped in vain, searching the bed for something—someone—that wasn’t there. Not even a bit of lingering heat remained to transfer from the sheets to her hand, no cooling presence left behind from someone who had been there and gone. Nothing. She pulled her hand back, curling up against herself. She couldn’t avoid it, not here, not in the middle of the night with the house as silent as a mausoleum, without the sound of a clock ticking away the seconds that passed in a relentless agony, never willing to let her forget that brutal truth. He was gone, gone forever.

8 thoughts on “Inescapable

  1. Old Egg says:

    Like you I found the words quite suitable for the sad longing for someone missing from their life. Your piece was very effective, I really like it.

    • kabobbles says:

      Yeah, the words did seem to suit that, and it’s a pain that almost everyone knows in some way or another.

      Thank you.

  2. Sheilagh Lee says:

    Aw such a sad tale.

  3. ganymeder says:

    You captured that ache very well, imo.

  4. heidi says:

    Sad, compact, well-written story. I liked it.

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