Writing exercise – short story

Yesterday series.

Fiction by Adele Symonds

Yesterday I locked myself out of my flat.  This may seem quite an insignificant event to you, but it could have been a major setback to my plans.

You see, I had been waiting all week for this, my partner was away for the weekend visiting his best friend again.  I couldn’t do this relationship thing more.  I was fleeing this weekend and now I had locked myself out of my flat with my stuff inside and my lift on his way over soon with his van.  This weekend had taken lots of planning and I didn’t want it all to go to pot over something so stupid.

I had been in a relationship with Peter for 18 months and we had been sharing this flat for the last 6 of them, I now realised that I was too young to settle down and Peter was even younger.  We both had our own disabilities and we both had unresolved issues from our pasts but I didn’t have the guts to tell him to his face that it was over, so I was leaving a note and some bill money and going without even a goodbye.

He frequently stayed with his best friend, Melissa, and I was not convinced that this was a purely platonic relationship, he never did anything to help around the flat and he was continually putting me down, I really felt we ought not to be together but I didn’t want to see Peter upset so I had organised everything behind his back.

My mum had found me somewhere to live near her for a year, and my step-dad came over to the flat on friday evening to collect one full car load of boxes and bags.  Yesterday I spent all morning packing everything else, wrote the letter and inserted the money and left it in front of the kettle.

I went outside to put some rubbish out and the damn door slammed behind me, what was I supposed to do now?

Tim was due over with his van in half an hour so I sat and waited for him.  He kicked the Yale lock and the door flew open without the lock even being damaged, so much for a secure flat!

We loaded the rest of my belongings in the van and Tim drove me the 65 miles to the start of my new life.

He helped me unload everything and came in for a cup of tea, he gave me a present but told me not to open it until he had left.  I thanked him profusely for all his help and we shared a huge hug.

After he left I ripped the paper off the present but what was inside took my breath away.  It was a gorgeous silk set of bra and pants, what would I need this for now I was single.  Was Tim the man I thought he was, a good friend helping me out, or did he too have ideas about us.  What had I let myself in for?  Had I chosen the wrong person to move me?  Had I led him on?  What was going to happen now?  After all he now knows where I live.

~ by adelesymonds on June 12, 2012.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

B.R. Young

Indie Author

Kone, Krusos, Kronos

A personal forum to express ideas, experiences, stories, etc.

The Published Pen

Exciting news, tips, and industry tricks from Pen Name Publishing and French Press Bookworks, boutique publishing houses for all of your independent needs.

Elisabeth Wheatley

Dangerous girls and boys who love them

Storytime with Buffy

Let's talk books

Organic, Free-Range, Home Schooled Well Water

Collection Of Stories From The Great Whatever

bethanybull75's Blog

A topnotch WordPress.com site

Watch Nonnie Write!

"It's gonna be a long, long journey, but I'm ready..."


Books, Reviews and bookish thoughts


Jon Wilson’s 1920’s and 1930’s - a unique time in our history.

Julie Kavanagh writer

Me, my books, my world


Writing about writing

school Days

Good old days...

Ajoobacats Blog

Doctor, student, yogini, teacher, reader and observer

Flickr Comments

I like to support interaction


Up and coming writer

One step at a time

Let's learn creative writing together

Angus48's Blog

Keeping Reviewing and Ranting to an Artform.

The Linden Chronicles

Bestselling Thriller/Suspense Author of The Wolf's Moon and The River, PATRICK JONES, reveals stories never before told UNTIL NOW...YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED! Copyright (C) Patrick Jones All Rights Reserved

A New Start in Life

Finding my inner peace...

All That's Written ...

Lucy Pireel - Author, reader, and blogger

Emma Lynn

Mother, wife and audlt ficton writer

P.M. Brown

Hope is never lost, it is only abandoned.


an adventure in reading, writing & publishing

Musings Of Two Creative Minds

Welcome to the world of Allan and Helen Krummenacker, authors of the Para-Earth Series. Here you will find information about our books, thoughts on writing, our adventures becoming indie authors, reviews of books we've enjoyed, and much more. So come on in and stay a while, we have much to share and would love to hear from all of you about your reading and writing adventures.


There's No Truth, Only Perspectives


Lizzie's Random Thoughts and Stuff


Just another WordPress.com site


The website where movies count

Greg Carrico's Blog

Just another WordPress.com site

Novelist/screenwriter Scott Harper’s official blog

Novelist/screenwriter Scott Harper’s official blog

Kelly Dines

Writer, bookworm, fantasy dork

J.A. Dennam



Books and Creative Writing

Geoffrey David West

Writing | Photography | Proofreading

Voices In His Head

Recognized as Blog Of The Year! (unfortunately, it was given the year 1910, the start of the Great Depression)


Just another WordPress.com site

Sandra Austin

Writing for Children, Life Stories, Life in General


This WordPress.com site follows Nicola


A Dotty Old Bat and Her Suitcase

%d bloggers like this: