Glass Houses #FridayFictioneers

Tracey Delaplain, Friday Fictioneers, flash fiction
Photo credit: Janet Webb

Glass Houses
By T. Delaplain

Helen’s world was shrink wrapped, the glass house he provided kept her well contained. “A safe haven”, he had promised at the altar.

What once felt manageable was now stifling. Her life had become so small that she could feel the glass above, beside and beneath her, not even a sharp edge to test herself against. The clear glass began to fog and she knew the last of the outside world was disappearing. Once her despair was complete no sledge hammer could free her.

Today she would look for an ice pick.

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      1. Stupid WordPress. πŸ˜‰ I didn’t remove the comments section and didn’t realize it was missing. So glad you pointed it out. I thought nobody liked me! LOL…

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    1. I couldn’t find a comment section on your post, either. I wanted to say I loved the repetition of “she” in your piece, Usually that sort of thing is annoying but it worked well in your story.


      1. Thanks! Glad you liked it. As I said to Tracey, I didn’t even realize the Comments section was missing. I’ve fixed it and will check posts in the future. Thanks for reading!

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      1. We’re ALL living on tilt this week. It the DEGREE of title that gets me worried sometimes. πŸ˜€ BTW, what IS for dinner, Tracey? Tell me about that food blog you got.

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      2. Super-duper COOL, Tracey! I SO want to tackle some of those recipes. The southwest is on my bucket list of places to visit (which I did in 1975, 1982, 2003). It’s time to go back. You live in Baja, California?

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  1. i notice as we get older, the space we can roam around becomes more constricted. i saw it on my dad. before he died, he was consigned to a room on the first floor. he wasn’t even permitted to climb upstairs.

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  2. Breaking old habits and breaking out of suffocating relationships doesn’t get easier with time. Good for her to not give up. Great writing, Tracey.

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