Dancing In The Rain has written another winner for the 100 Word Challenge. This week's prompt is:
...the flame flickered before...
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Openness versus Familiarity
That evening, in the restaurant overlooking the valley, he had toyed with her fingers over the tabletop. The candle's gleam reflected in eyes that looked directly into hers. He spoke about the importance of openness in relationships.
Having enjoyed a morning walk (and more) in the secluded valley below, they waited for their coffee to be served. Across the expanse of table, arms tightly folded, eyes hidden behind sunglasses, he spoke about familiarity changing relationships. She looked at the unlit candle, remembering how brightly it had shone just four months ago. With each utterance the flame flickered, before growing weaker. Or, just possibly, stronger?