50 Word story #3 Diverging paths

Woman with suitcasw

She hadn’t said goodbye, did not look back.

Too painful. The good years seemed so distant.

She was leaving a man she no longer knew. She wasn’t

that doe-eyed girl, his young bride.

Tradition, responsibility, pride had held her captive.

 

When last had the sun felt so bright and liberating ?

 

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