I have recently discovered the excellent Visual Dare writing prompt, which provides writers with an image and a theme to inspire stories of 150 words or less. This week’s entry is ‘Contemplating’, and here is my entry.
The empty theatre seemed so much bigger when the seats were unoccupied.
Maggie, sat alone in silence, glanced at her watch. He was supposed to be here now. She clutched her handbag tightly, knowing that it contained the barest of essentials needed to begin a new life, away from everything. She had been so ready, so willing to go with him. But now that the time had come, it was starting to seem like a mistake.
She checked her watch again. He was late now. Maybe he wasn’t coming after all. Maybe, just maybe, she could just go back home. Empty her handbag. Return to the monotony of her life.
She grabbed the handles of her bag and started to rise from her seat, when there was a sudden bang from behind. She whirled around, and saw him standing in the doorway. Ready to take her away from it all.