Evidence by Katherine Nabity

He watched something white fall from her hand to the water below. He joined her at the rail, sea spray catching on his arm hair.

The packet of notes was folded into a tight square. She had written on both sides of the paper and the running ink was quickly turning the parchment sky blue. The waves tossed the bundle back and forth in a game of keep-away.

“What was that?” he asked.

“Nothing.” She smiled. He’d seen that smile last night when he said that she was the best friend he’d had in a long time.

And he knew too late. This invitation to sail with her had not been extended in friendship.

He wondered how long it would be until a gull swooped down to steal her writings from the sea.


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8 responses to “Evidence by Katherine Nabity

  1. Randal Houle

    game of keep away… nice personification.

  2. Leaving much to the imagination here, very nice.

  3. Len

    loved the first line. loved the last line. and all the ones in between.

  4. Sometimes men can be so clueless. Poor girl. I’m glad she kept her dignity.

  5. The use of white space is very effective in this one, like the whitecap of an ocean wave.

  6. Lovely how the story flows and unfolds. I particularly enjoy the voice.

  7. Me thinks he blew it. Lovely articulation of the theme. Peace…

  8. Pingback: Week #34 – Floating away | 52|250 A Year of Flash

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