Cold Feet – short fiction by MorgEn Bailey

The following piece of flash fiction is from Morgen’s larger short story collection (250 stories), Fifty 5pm Fictions Collection, available in eBook and paperback from Amazon  and Morgen’s online store where you can not only instantly download the collection but also purchase the paperback dedicated to you or as a present! We hope you enjoy this story…

Cold Feet

Hand hovering over the door handle, you want to go in but debate the outcome.

You’ve come here for the prize… for something that will change your life.

“Go on!” your head tells you. “It’s what you want.” But your heart tells you things are fine as they are.

Either way you have to go in, go through with it or say something, say you can’t and want everything to stay as they are.

So you open the door and your boss is there, smiling, so you smile back and feel better, your heart overtaking your head, then you see your colleague, Sarah, in tears and as you approach, she says the words you wanted to say.

“I’m sorry, I can’t go through with it… I can’t marry you.”

And as you leave the registry office you straighten your back, and do a little skip.


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