Moving Forward

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The decision has been made

There is no time to argue

Don’t give me any flak

My mind is made up

I have decided to go forward

And there is no time to waste

In petty little spats

Between you and me

This is the path I must take

With or without you

No time like the present

Here I go towards my future


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – flak

I Think I’m Alone Now

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She put the car into forward and pulled down the street.  Turning the corner, she headed for the highway.  She was stressed and so frustrated.  She hit the city limits and accelerated to 55 MPH.  Looking ahead of her there was only one car in the distance and no cars in the rearview mirror.  She took a deep breath and let out a blood curdling scream for as loud and as long as she could.  Then she smiled.

It wasn’t a big smile, just the smallest hint of one hitting the corner of her mouth.  She was finally free.  It had been a frustrating day with him moving out, but it was done and over and she had the keys back to her house… she could finally relax and not feel so alone while with people who ignored her.  She could find a little peace and solitude in the time she was alone now.  Not conflict and frustrations.

She turned the car around at the next turn and drove back into town.  She would grab a coffee at the local shop and then go to her home and for the first time in a long time, feel at peace.


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – forward