This is week number four in the Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner challenge curated by Roger Shipp. Thanks Roger!
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Enough is Enough
“Enough is enough,” he muttered under his breath.
Leaving the house this morning, one solitary idea prevailed.
He had to get away. To escape these never ending conflicts.
The idea had come without premeditation as he was closing the door behind him.
He’d taken the key from his pocket and dropped it back through the letterbox. The sound of it clinking on the tiled floor was an alarm bell, a wake up call.
So he’d walked to the end of the street, then to the edge of town and then continued walking.
The crunch of the gravel under his feet as he walked was strangely therapeutic. It seemed to block out all those disturbing thoughts.
He had no idea of where he was headed, only of where he no longer wished to be.
He was unprepared. He hadn’t packed. He’d left his phone on the kitchen table and his wallet in his warm winter coat.
As he walked around the next bend he suddenly felt that he had walked far enough away to think clearly.
Certainly enough was enough, but now it was time to make a decision.
Should he go blindly onwards or return to face the music?