What can YOU say in six sentences?
She could hear the shower running, listened to his soft hum, and felt her heart miss a beat.
She pulled aside the shower curtain; saw he had his back toward her, his shoulders wide, the tan of his back ending just above his buttocks and on the tiled floor close, beside the shower-end of the bath sat the electric fire, its bars a fiery red.
She’d loved him so much, and for so long, how could he have uttered such cruel words, ‘It’s over, think of it as just one of those things, we’ve just grown apart.’ His voice held a pleading tone but his eyes – his eyes were dead, he didn’t care how much he’d hurt her.
Trembling, she silently bent, reached out a hand to grasp the small fire. Raising her other hand, she touched his back, felt his skin soft beneath her fingers, breathed in the smell of the man she loved, the man she hated and as he moved, as he began to turn his head toward her, she threw the electric fire into the flowing water.