Gone To Soon
Their marriage had been over before it even had begun, a sham actually, it was never the real thing, never that what most girls would dream of, or what men would consider a blessing.
No, this was a front, a mixture of defiance and a vehicle to freedom from restrictions and expectations.
A potential place where a breathing room- away from family expectation – could facilitate some growth.
Never consummated, never expressed, never closer than two people sharing space, two strangers wanting to taste what was possible.
But at the end, what surprised her most, was how much it hurt to stand next his grave, gone too soon.
Copyright Claudia H. Blanton 2014
This Five Sentence Flash Fiction was inspired by this weeks prompt: “Marriage”.