Saturday, December 25, 2021

Time to drift free

‘You’re just going to let things slip away?’ Jason lifted the suitcase onto the guesthouse bed.

‘They’ve been slipping away for years, dear. It’s time to drift free.’

‘But what about me?’

‘You’re twenty-two; you expect me to stay with him for your sake?’

‘No, for your sake. Mum, do you really want to start over again?’

‘The reward for years of unhappiness is not more of the same’

‘No. But maybe … you used to be happy.’

‘Used to, but not anymore. This is the only way I might be again.’

‘And Dad?’

‘It’s the same for him, dear.’


A drabble is a story of exactly 100 words.

1 comment:

Margot Kinberg said...

It must be difficult for adult children when their parents split up, Rob. People always talk about how hard it is for kids, but you've captured what it's like for older children, too. Well done