Hindsight is a Wonderful Thing

The eyes are windows to the soul  – that’s what Mum always said.

I should have listened.

Your violet irises flashed, beckoned me closer, swept me up in endless nights.

But in time those come-to-bed eyes proved what they really were – a distraction – a decorative facade fronting nothing but empty rooms.

I should have known when you lied about your job.

I should have known when you stayed out all night.

I should have known when you laughed as I cried.

I should have known when other women came calling.

I should have known.

FF - 11.04.18 - Hindsight
PHOTO PROMPT © Yarnspinnerr


This piece was written for the Friday Fictioneers hosted by the lovely Rochelle Wisoff-Fields – Addicted to Purple.

Each week a photo prompt is given and the challenge is write a flash fiction piece of no more than one hundred words.

Find other Friday Fictioneer stories here.

Author: Jennifer Kennedy

Mother, teacher and writer. I love all my jobs but writing holds a special place in my heart. I hope you enjoy reading my short stories as much as I enjoy writing them!

53 thoughts on “Hindsight is a Wonderful Thing”

  1. That’s a well written exploration of some raw emotions of betrayal and loss. It’s astonishing how we can believe people like your violet-eyed seducer, but we do. And I find it even more astonishing that the seducers don’t care about the harm they cause by their irresponsible actions.

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