I wrote and edited over 12 000 words this last month working on Marvel Heroic Roleplaying supplements and material for my Seminars. That meant I spent a lot less time gaming and thus had less things to discuss on the blog. Yet, I did write a lot though. I do love to blog about what I do. Thus I decided that I could afford to bring a slight change of focus over here and start blogging about writing a little more.
Today, I wrote my first piece of Flash Fiction. I don’t know if it’s any good, but I’m proud of it. It’s an idea that popped in my mind as I was telling myself I should try my hand at it as a writing exercise in between freelance assignment. It’s amazing how challenging it can be to try to say so much in so little.
So here it is, slightly longer than this intro. Enjoy and let me know if I should do more.
At A Loss
A story by Philippe-Antoine Ménard
“Genny, I can’t take this anymore.” You could hear the exasperation rise rapidly in his voice. “I love you, I really do, but all of this… It’s just too much for me.” His fists were clenching and unclenching repeatedly, his stress and anxiety showing more than usual.
“Please give me just one good reason why we should stay together.” He expected to hear none.
“I’m pregnant.” Genny’s gentle eyes were brimming with tears.
An adrenal bomb went off in his nerve-wracked body. “What the fuck? Are you shitting me?”
“I didn’t want to tell you… Given the circum…”
“Don’t you dare go there Gen!” he said, his face reddening by the second.
“He’s not yours!” she shouted back before he went on his usual rant.
Genny’s distraught face was wet with tears “I’m so sorry, he’s David’s…”
His boiling blood froze. Feelings of loss and guilt overwhelmed his heart. Genny reached for him, “Oh dearie I’m so sorry…”
He raised his hand, silencing her, taking a moment to anchor himself back to reality.
“There’s only one other in this world I’d trust to raise this child.” he said, “Genny, will you marry me?”