Her life was drifting away from her. One too many times she had been led on by men promising love and only delivering lust. She had developed a certain cynicism towards any man who showed interest in her. They were all out for number one.
Then one day an ex wanted to rekindle what they had had. Her hopes were high but held tightly in check. He said he could stop by and see her and they would talk it out. She waited and waited. He never showed. From that day on, she refused to ever again hope for love.
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – cynicism