Lying in London


“Patrick!” Rebecca cried. “What a wonderful thing to do! Look at that beautiful tray of food.”

“It’s the least I could do for us tonight. You had a long day of shopping. I had a long day exploring London.”

Rebecca and Patrick were on their way back to the States after a month in Europe. It was the first time they had been there together. They explored France and then took the train to Switzerland where Patrick had business. They had just finished a day in London. They were staying a wonderful old hotel in Trafalgar Square.

Patrick was ready to have a break from Rebecca, but she didn’t know that. She thought he would miss her as she would him. She also didn’t know he was visiting another woman today in London while she was out shopping.

They drank the wine and ate the lovely Stilton cheese from the tray, saving some of each for later. Then they took a late night walk in the Square. London was beautiful by night. It was a night Rebecca would never forget.

She cried when they parted the next day. By the time Patrick boarded his plane, he had already forgotten her.

200 words

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17 comments on “Lying in London
  1. Ms Skyfall says:

    Sometimes its the title of the story that steals the show…. This story is one of those…


  2. rogershipp says:

    Ouch! A well told tale. She deserves better!


  3. rogershipp says:

    Thanks for participating this week. I hope to have the community on target for this year. I am looking forward to seeing you often.


  4. luckyjc007 says:

    Great job! Little does she know…he is living two different lives…such a scum bag! It’s so sad that she is being treated so badly and will one day find out the truth. In one sense, her life is being put on hold while she thinks everything is fine between them, and he is having the time of his life. My guess is the other person is unaware of the situation as well.


  5. maria says:

    Aww that’s an unexpected twist. Just when I thought they’d be lying and cuddling. Great read.


  6. athling2001 says:

    Sadly real. Nicely written.


  7. Lori Carlson says:

    Wow, so heartless of Patrick, but somewhat typical too. I look forward to reading the finished product, Rosemary.

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  8. Wonderful writing.


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