Out of the Blue – Emma Canning
1000 word Women’s Fiction
Alice had felt she was making good progress following a marriage break-up which had left her despairing. However, an unexpected letter – arriving on what is to be an important day for her – has brought back feelings of anxiety and low self-esteem.
My heart sinks as I stare into the mirror. The pale woman who returns my gaze is proof positive that, despite my best efforts, I haven’t progressed. I’ve feared a setback such as this, just as I was beginning to regain a definite sense of happiness. Why did that letter have to arrive today, of all days? I try to concentrate on my reflection, shifting my thoughts deliberately from Darren – because tonight should be all about Pete.