Daily Prompt: Taper

A thin taper candle setting the mood

for the night.

As he rushes around trying to get everything just right.

The candle shines so brightly as he cuts off all the lights.

He hopes she likes and says yes to the question his being dying to ask her.

He quietly waits for her arrival and as the time ticks on and on.

He starts to play a game on his phone hoping that will distract him from how much time he really has.

Maybe setting up two hours early was a bad idea as he was about to lose his mind, waiting for her.

he set an alarm on his phone and went to lay down.

As his alarm went off he heard footsteps in the hallway and, quickly ran out their bedroom and sat down at the table.

And as she turned the knob and opened the door.

The look on her face was not the look he expected.

Because, she was not alone and had thought he was working late.

Three is crowd and he didn’t expect the night to end with her walking right out that door with another guy.


Written By: Deirdre Stokes


Daily Prompt: Taper