Lost Loyalties

She found the emails from his ex, the U-Haul rental receipt in her name, obvious signs of a quick exit. He he was gone by the time she got home.

I emailed him, unleashing my rage, my fury over their actions, the betrayal she was too brokenhearted to fight. He took the lowest of blows, personal attacks, things she said behind my back.

She denied saying those things of course, but I always wondered. 

Years later, we don’t talk. Memories of me, bring back memories of him. Avoidance from the friend I once loved, no appreciation for the loyalty. 

This blog post is part of Charli Mill’s Flash Fiction Challenge issued by Carrot Ranch Communications. August 12, 2015 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about a character who is called to have the back of another. What circumstances led up to this moment? What are the character motives? Think about the interaction, the setting, the tone. What does it look like to have another’s back?


5 thoughts on “Lost Loyalties

  1. That’s a powerful realization, that the loyalty shown a friend reveals the lack of it on the other side. Hard to not be appreciated when you are supporting another. Great take on the prompt!

    1. Thank you!! This is one of those (unfortunate) personal experiences that I’ve expanded and quasi-fictionalized for my work. Can’t beat something you’ve experienced yourself for some great writing content!

  2. I can only agree with other commenters here, Christina. It must be heartbreaking to discover that a friend to whom you had always been so loyal does not reciprocate that loyalty.

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