Welcome to Fast Fiction Friday! Trying something different this week; hope you like it!
Her hands shook as she lit the match. The strike and hiss was loud in the darkness. She hesitated long enough for the flame to reach her fingertips, then tosses the burning match onto the pile at her feet. It burst into flame with a ‘whoosh’ that was surely audible for miles around. She backed away a few steps and watched it burn into nothing.
He couldn’t know about what she had done. It would ruin everything. She had to hold it all inside. It was bad enough that she’d told the last guy; but he wouldn’t be telling anyone. She shivered in the cold night, the fire long since burnt out, and turned her back on the secret she had to keep.
He was everything to her. Her light. She couldn’t let him go, no matter how hard it seemed sometimes. She felt different with him; alive, full, real. He didn’t understand, but he might someday. She just had to keep him close until then.
She reached the door to her apartment and slid the key into the lock. It turned with ease, the ‘click’ over-loud in the silent night. Once inside, she shut the door and crept to her room. She shed her stinking, smoke-filled clothing and slid in between the cool, clean sheets of her bed. They were ice against her feverish body. Before falling asleep, she pulled the matches from the pocket of her jeans and slid them under her mattress.
The knife under her pillow was like a smoking gun, but she’d done well to clean it of the evidence of her crime. At least the last one would know better by now. And the new one, her light in the darkness, could remain close to her.
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