Swindler of time

“Is it too soon?” he asked,
and the look on his face was genuine
but about 5 minutes too late.

“Too soon for what?” she retorted,
and she rolled her eyes.
“Too soon for you to break my heart?
Yes, I suppose it is.”

“Then I’ll be back,” he promised.






One response to “Swindler of time”

  1. muttmutt Avatar

    Mmmm, I like this one a lot. Kudos on the excellent use of temporal imprecision to set up the ending. This is the kind of piece I can read over and over again and still get the same little jolt I got the first time I read it.

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