50 Word story #1- When it’s over

Suitcase stuffed with clothes

Awkward silence yawned across empty spaces of their receding youth.

Eroding traces of  faded love clung like bad memories on gilded portraits and haphazard photographs. He glanced at the bulging suitcases that would take half his life away.

She left without saying goodbye.

In silent relief, he dialled the number.