With a Broken Heart and 700 Miles to Empty

Mikey needed an escape. His girlfriend left him because he smothered her and acted on impulse, but if he knew he wanted to marry her after two weeks of dating, why wouldn’t he propose?

He couldn’t face seeing her with another man, so he drove twelve hours from Athens, Georgia to Toronto, only stopping for food and bathroom breaks.

He rented a run-down, textile mill turned apartment with a front door eight feet above the ground. The landlord promised to install a staircase, but with a snowstorm in the forecast, he suggested Mickey buy an ice axe and snow shoes.

word count: 100

—Nortina


Because there are people out there who really would move to a different country after a breakup… o_O

This is in response to Friday Fictioneers: write a story in 100 words or less using the provided photo prompt as inspiration.

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© Lauren Moscato
© Lauren Moscato