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She’d Found Another Man

He had just two loves in his life – his music and Jenny. He couldn’t imagine life without either of them.

Then one morning over breakfast Jenny finished her coffee, put the dishes away and calmly announced she was leaving. She’d found another man. By mid-morning her cases were packed and she was gone.

Now he just sits on the edge of his bed all day long quietly humming to himself. His instruments lay untouched, his music unwritten.

He’s afraid if he lets the songs and lyrics swimming around in his head out they’ll also leave him and never return.

Mike Jackson

A 100-word story for Friday Fictioneers.

Photo courtesy of Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.



A writer of short stories.

12 thoughts on “She’d Found Another Man

  1. Music and lyrics swimming around in his head…really like this image, like fish caught in a bucket of water but still struggling to get out. Portrays music as an independent entity, almost as free to do what it pleases, as Jenny is.


  2. He seems to be numb from the shock of her leaving. In time maybe he will recover enough to write what could turn out to be his best work and find comfort in the security of that success because it will never leave him.


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