Below is my 100-word story for Friday Fictioneers. The photo prompt this week is courtesy of ©Erin Leary.
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New Year’s Day
Julie had glanced back from the pub door last night as she left to relieve the babysitter. Another round of New Year’s Eve kisses started. Ed’s hand was on the mini-skirted bum of his friend’s sister, who responded willingly when he pulled her greedily towards him.
He would be home soon, full of ‘it was someone else’s fault’ excuses.
Outside, the winter sun seemed weak but it soon burned through the overnight fog.
The break-up would be tough on the children, and inevitably Ed would convince everyone that he was the victim.
But Julie’s nights of self-doubt and silent tears were over.
© Siobhán McNamara