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Deelylah says: Wolf shifters—I seriously LOVE them. I…am in my feelings right now. Powerful emotion and great characterization for such a short piece. I think the balance of narration and dialogue drew me in as a reader.
Steve Lodge | @steveweave71
Deelylah says: I like the humor—Steve, you should work farts into your flash fiction all the time. ;-) Even though there were some heavy concepts in this piece, it feels light. THAT is what I like most.
Paige Prince | @Paige_Prince
Deelylah says: I think the self-talk hooked me on this one. The characterization of the narrator, I feel, is pretty clear. And the reality of our lives in the age of technology. I’d really like to know how the narrator fares—and if she, in fact, moves on like I suspect.
Cate Derham | @Cate_Derham
Deelylah says: Dear Cate, I’m pretty much foaming at the mouth to find out more about Danielle and Jean-Francois. What happened? Why haven’t they been in contact since their mission ended? What was their mission? Why did their superiors end the mission early? Argh! Oh, and way to suck in a reader.
I barely heard the words. Solange tugged at my arm as the train came into the station. Gare du Nord was eerily quiet on this rainy night in the middle of the week. It was late.
"Danielle? Come on."
I shook my head to rid my mind of any thought of Jean-François and followed Solange into the first class compartment.
"You've been thinking of him since we left the cinema," Solange said.
"You're in love with him, Dani. Why deny it?"
I couldn't deny it. I tried. But even after all these months the feelings were there. Jean-François had been my superior officer during our covert mission. And though it was all a ruse, pretending to be lovers was more real than either of us cared to admit.
"Phone him, Dani."
The rain continued to fall as we left the train at Rue de la Paix. It had let up to a drizzle, but fog had descended over Paris.
I had compromised the mission six months ago when I went to his apartment in Rue St. Honoré Faubourg.
"We can't be seen together, Dani," he had said. I could tell he was concerned about the success of the mission though at the time I didn't know why. The next day we were called in by our superiors and were informed our mission was over. No explanation was offered.
That was the last time I saw Jean-François.
"Call him," Solange said yet again.
But I couldn't. For so many reasons I could never explain to my closest friend.
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