Trifextra 70 – Parting Exchanges


“Why can’t this still be our place?” he pleaded.

“You knew this wasn’t forever” she smiled. “Come. Your wife and children need you now.”

He loved his family.

Unfairly he loved her more.


These 33 words are my entry into the Trifextra 70 writing challenge

19 thoughts on “Trifextra 70 – Parting Exchanges

    1. paulmclem Post author

      Cheers Draug. Yep, was swithering between light or heavy this week. Had already read some excellent funnies so I plumped for an emotional piece. Glad you liked it.

    1. paulmclem Post author

      Kind words Jo-Anne, especially from such a respected Trifectan as yourself! Pleased that I managed to make my 33 words convey fairly powerful emotions. Thanks for commenting.

    1. paulmclem Post author

      Happy some people have liked my piece this week. Think I’ve taken a risk with the last line but I thought it was worth it. Love isn’t always fair. He should love his family more than her. He doesn’t. This isn’t fair to his family, her and perhaps even himself. Just liked the combination of words. Hope it works for a few out there!

  1. Joe Owens

    The thing about the heart is that it can be divided. And I think it was Abraham Lincoln who said “A house divided against itself cannot stand!”


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