So sorry this is late. I thought I’d scheduled it for yesterday morning, and it was still in draft.
I still wanted to do a Valentine’s Day prompt. The body language of the couple in this photo can inspire several different scenes. Do you think the couple is having a romantic moment? Or are they breaking up? Here’s mine:
I looked at the water. I had to look at something besides him. My breath seemed to scorch my throat.
“I had to tell.” His deep voice was almost a whisper. “Couldn’t keep hiding things from you.”
So he had to be honest now. How thoughtful. Hadn’t it occurred to him that being honest from the start would make life easier for both of us?
His fingers fumbled for my hand. I wanted to jerk it away but couldn’t summon the strength.
“Can you forgive me?”
Can she? Or maybe she can’t immediately and the story is about how she eventually does? Or the story can take a totally different direction. What do you think?