Fiction Friday – 11 January 2008
This Week’s Theme: Write a scene that ends with your character saying: ‘I never want to see you again.’
“You make me sick.”
There, I’ve said it. Finally. After all these years. This has been building inside me for months. No, I need to be honest. Years.
We haven’t seen eye to eye in so long. You hold me back in everything I do. It’s got to the stage where I can’t go anywhere, because quite simply, you embarrass me. The way you act, the way you talk, absolutely everything about you makes me cringe. I watch you and I just want the earth to swallow me up. I listen to what you have to say to people and it is such arrogant rubbish that I want to scream ‘shut up’.
“I… I hate you. It’s as simple as that.”
And it’s gone beyond the fixing stage. I can’t see any way back now. What little respect I once had for you has long since faded. We’re finished. I can’t do this any more. And you know what, I’m not even sorry. I’m relieved.
Your lip trembles, as does mine. I guess the truth is scary. I splash some water on my face, pat it dry, then recheck my reflection, before turning away.
“I never want to see you again.”