Chris never really wore shirts. That’s what struck him as odd about the cufflinks he’d discovered at the bottom of his wife’s wardrobe. They shined in their presentation box next to the gift tag featuring snowflakes and hearts, unwritten on. Perhaps they were the kids’ idea.
He held his disappointment in on Christmas morning after opening his presents; socks and a DVD. His wife hadn’t noticed the shirt he’d bought himself for the occasion.
Then, there they were. Those very same cufflinks. Adorning the wrists of the coworker helping her move out of the house, barely a week after the separation.
#FLASHFICTION101 NOVEMBER 2020 SHORTLISTED ENTRY
November's #FlashFiction101 shortlist is made up of 23 stories, with one story being released daily as an advent calendar of festive flash fiction. Look out for a new story every day with the winning entry being announced on the 24th December 2021.
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