Flash Fiction Writing

leaking glass

I dreamt of you last night. You filled my darkening soul with the moonlight I remembered you bringing each midnight when the book fell out of my hands and your shirt became knotted in my palms. Your fist beat against my door and there you stood, shirtless like when you’d brush your teeth in the bathroom in the morning. The words pouring out of your mouth weren’t words but melodies, curling ghostly fingers into my hair like a breeze curling around headstones. We pushed back onto my red fainting couch like we’d pushed against each other time and time again with bodies hanging off of each other.

Hands turned manic and hungry in the dream as we shoved on through each room in the house, your hand slipping down my skirt and hazy clouds troubling my eyes until they are leaking glass on your bare chest. How did we get here? How did we reach this world where only in a dream can I feel a goodbye leaving your lips and lodging in my ribs? I loved you more than that. You loved us more than that.

Seeing you in your new life woke your ghost up for me once more, let him wander through my door and letting him stain my bedsheets. That immediate and intense recognition at the bar hit me like the bourbon always settles in my kneecaps and makes me faint. If her cough syrup hair can soothe you more than my mocha strands, I am truly happy for you. Her soft eyes and curved chin, I can see they will fit perfectly in your palm.

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15 Comments

  • The Purple Assassin.

    Letting go is hardest with dreams haunting us all the time.

    Take care.

    xx

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  • Niki

    I hate those dreams.Hope everything is okay lovely.xx

    dreaming is believing

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  • Kayla Lynn

    i am envious that you can be truly happy for him…. actually, i admire it. but i just don't know if i can ever be that selfless. (the beginning of the dream is so sexy!)

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  • Kayla

    mmmm, all of this. one of my favorites you've written.

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  • Kitty Chrystal

    I just caught myself up on your last few blog posts – you never cease to amaze me! This piece in particular is so atmospheric… I just think it's so beautiful. It reminds me a lot of this song by Kristen Hersh – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfW4-nP2G1Q

    xxxx

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  • ivette

    wish I could be truly happy he's found another one too… and though I am happy that he's happy… I can help but feel sad and depressed and like a failure… I wish I was her… I wish I was her so badly… I wish my soft eyes and curved chin would fit perfectly in his palm…
    you do write beautifully…. this post is amazing.. got me feeling a bit of goosebumps on my arms… sad and true, at least for me too…
    btw..thanks for your awesome comments on my artwork, I appreciate it a lot, truly, thank you!… stay cool πŸ™‚ hugs!

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  • D

    i remember one of my first comments on your blog being something like 'your writing always makes me feel so much' and that really is what i could comment on every post of yours.

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  • brettincasie

    Dreams. I've had some really intense ones lately. Dunno if this dream was literally yours, but dreams really get to me too. I have to say, these last few posts are phenomenal.

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  • Nataly

    Em, you're beautiful!!!!!! I'm so glad you're a writer.

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  • AVY

    Why is it that dreams can seem so much more real than reality?

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  • lacey

    these dreams are heavy. i know the kind. i wake up either relived that it was a dream or with an intense sadness in my bones.

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  • Maija

    This is heartbreaking. I know the feeling the overwhelming wondering just how and why all of this happened and ended up like this? Sometimes dreams are the loneliest places x

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  • Ayin Huntress

    A very well-written post! I can only imagine how hard it is for you to move on, especially if that person left you with so much to remember. It's really hard to be happy when you're being left out. It's heartbreaking to let your beloved go away from you, but it's your only way to find the man who perfectly suits you. Think positive. Someone out there still waits for your attention and love. πŸ™‚

    β™₯ Ayin

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  • Emma Jane

    Thank you for your kind words, Ayin. I've been thinking about this post a lot lately and it's good to hear new thoughts about it. The past has been waking up for me recently and I needed a reminder to be positive. Thanks for reading πŸ™‚

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  • Emma Jane

    Thank you for your kind words, Ayin. I've been thinking about this post a lot lately and it's good to hear new thoughts about it. The past has been waking up for me recently and I needed a reminder to be positive. Thanks for reading πŸ™‚

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