Heedless Nights by Louise Worthington

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Too possessive to be a friend. Demanding to the point of being an acquired taste. He calls my name and expects me to come running and even if I close my eyes and try to ignore him, I hear him and feel him. God, I hate that.
He never stays in the morning. That side of the bed is empty. Night-time is his kingdom, always liking me best in moonlight, the silhouette of me. Away from crowds. He likes me all to himself.
Touch like a marble floor.
I could sleep inside a hearse he makes me so very tired, one night after another vigil
night.
Tick the fucking clock. Night comes around again and I dread the pointless bedtime
routine. He likes me feeble, broken, weepy, delirious.
If only I could sleep.
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Louise Worthington

Louise Worthington self-published her debut novel Distorted Days in 2019 which is accessible literary fiction. Distorted Days has received great reviews which you’ll find on her website, along with links to purchase. On her website you’ll also find other flash fiction which has previously been published. https://louiseworthington.co.uk/
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