Blooms of rumours ripen on the vine. I decide this time we’re through and pen you a letter. You tell me I’m your muse, your lover, your first reader. Never do you acknowledge that I break and reshape your words until they grow and blossom into something more beautiful than you could ever write. Only then are those words published – under your name alone.
I rant and rage on the page; this my masterpiece.
Tears fall, ink spreading like foxglove bells and I know – like I know you are as poisonous as picture-pretty flowers – that I will never walk away.
Laura Besley has been listed by TSS Publishing as one of the top 50 British and Irish Flash Fiction writers and her work has been nominated for Best Micro Fiction. She is the author of the flash fiction collection, The Almost Mothers, and a collection of micro fiction, 100neHundred. She tweets @laurabesley