It is February 8th as I write this, though, and the 14th still stand open. I figured a month ago when I got to this date that I would have something nice and lovely to say for the holiday of love, but it's now only several days away and I still have nothing...until I sat down to write my 14th short story for the 100 theme challenge. I felt that this story, based on the word smile, would be a perfect Valentines Day fit. Enjoy.
Julie was jittery that morning. Why wouldn't she be? With their youngest out of the house, her ex-husband had contacted her for the first time in fifteen years. Their divorce had been anything but pretty. At the time they had three small children who needed a father, so she drug her feet every step through the process.
Her emotions were a mess when she saw him, but his smile dissipated all of her fears. As they hugged she felt the sharp blade slide through her heart.
A smile is the offer of affection as well as the disguise of contempt.
Yeah...not your typical love story...but you know, just thought I'd share :)