Kindling {Velvet Verbosity}

(per your request)

Life and love have gone on without you.

There were days (months, if you must know) when I’d all but forgotten how my hands felt circling the nape of your neck or how my mouth tingled under the tenderness of your kiss.

How pliable a memory becomes when it’s left to its own devices!

(This must be the strategy you employ)

But when a spark falls too close to the smoldering mess you’ve made of my heart,

igniting the torch (burden) I carry

I’m on fire all over again.

Selfishly wondering why you won’t burn for me.


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About Kir

Kirsten is a wife after years of dating, a mom after years of infertility & a lover of shoes, words, NYC and TV dramas. A storyteller and daydreamer at heart, this is the place where her stories come to be told. Thanks for visiting.


  1. *Fans herself*

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  2. Oh Kir, what are you doing inside my head and heart, writing these words that are as much my own as yours?! Seriously, I feel every word of this in my marrow.
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    • says:

      I wrote this from a character’s POV but goodness knows I’ve felt it about someone(s) . I don’t want that burn in your heart, I want you to be loved, feel loved. Always.

  3. Spark indeed… a bonfire. Just don’t let it consume you.
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  4. So aching and sad. The question at the end should not be something anyone has to wonder about. (Seriously, sometimes I think Cupid needs to take a target shooting class :) )
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  5. “Life and love have gone on without you.” And I was like: OMG!
    Beautiful post.

  6. Beautiful. And the phrases in parentheses made it seem (and flow) very poetic.

  7. Spectacular imagery, and I loved the ending. The way you relayed the story (especially the use of parentheses) was great!
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    • HI Hala,
      thank you so much..for the visit, the comment and the time you took to come over.

      I’m glad you liked this, sometimes a broken heart is the best place to start with a piece like this.

      Have a great week!
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