Pizza For One

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“Come on, it’s just pizza.”

“I just want to talk.”

“I miss you so much.”

Ella knew that meeting him was not just about pizza. He would try to worm his way back into her life. John would beg for forgiveness. Again.

Yet here she was, standing outside of the cafe deciding whether or not to grant his request.

Maybe I should forgive him. I mean, we had some good times. Before.

Then images paraded through her mind like a bad slideshow. Broken promises. Lies. Disappointment. Fear.

Be smart. Don’t fall for it again.

She walked away.

Pizza for one.

 

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

Happy Friday! This is written for the weekly flash fiction challenge, Friday Fictioneers. Check out the other 100-word gems of flash fiction here. Many thanks to our lovely host, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.

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46 thoughts on “Pizza For One

  1. Good story. I believe in forgiveness — we all make mistakes and sometimes repeatedly. So when do you finally say “This is it. Goodbye.” I hope if she walks away she isn’t plagued later by a bad case of “What ifs.”
    One writing note: watch out for needless “qualifying words” like just. That’s one of my favorites, too, along with really & then.

    1. Hopefully she won’t have regrets. It can be hard to decide when enough is enough. Yes, qualifying words are things I need to work on (especially just). Thanks for feedback.

  2. I’m glad she was strong enough to walk away. For those who habitually lie and break promises it becomes a way of life, making permanent reform almost impossible. He would slip back into old ways fast, if she agreed to give their relationship another try.

  3. Good for her! All it takes is that first time to walk away. First and last time to allow herself to be snookered into a false love.
    Pizza for one does indeed sound delicious.

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