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642 – Her Checkered Jacket

Today’s writing prompt is a short one again. Preparing for NaNo hasn’t left me with much spare time for these, but I’ll try to whip up a longer short for next week.

As always, if this prompt speaks to you feel free to borrow it. If you do, please link back here so I can read your interpretation! πŸ™‚

Happy writing!


A piece of clothing you keep just for the memory

The checkered jacket still smelled just like her. The scent of roses had faded years ago, but there was still something familiar about it. Her smile was in that jacket. Her heart was there. I could see the glint in her pale blue eyes when I closed my own and smelled her checkered jacket.

I sighed and put the jacket back into the suitcase I hid under our bed. If my husband found out that I still had this reminder he’d be furious.

“Camille, are you coming?” he called from downstairs. Am I not enough? was what he would say if he knew that I still had that checkered jacket, and the memory of roses.

“I’ll be right down!”

But the truth was, he wasn’t enough. I didn’t love him, I loved her. My parents had forced this marriage, but even today, after ten years of being married, I didn’t love him.

I missed her. But if he ever found us together, he’d hurt us both. She was safer this way.


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  1. I loved the line ‘Her smile was in the jacket’. A very evocative piece. πŸ™‚

  2. This was full of love, but equally full of sadness. I thought the girl was dead, but that ending has just opened up a wealth of possibilities πŸ™‚ Well done.

    • Thank you! I really liked writing that one, it came quite easily for a change ^^

  3. A beautiful piece that was left open in spectacular fashion πŸ™‚ Well done.

  4. What a beautiful piece of fiction. The emotions just swam off the page and pulled me in! Your words flow so well together! Love it <3
    Thank you for sharing πŸ˜€

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