Cold by Caroline Fuller

She stood by the green lamppost with the chipped paint showing red underneath. Snowflakes settled upon her face and carved lines down her cheeks. Or were those tears? She couldn’t tell. She felt nothing now, only cold. She hated herself for pushing him away but didn’t know what else to do.


She turned when she heard his voice. He stood there in his lamppost-green-color coat and waited for her.

“I’m sorry.”


“I can’t give you that.” She looked towards the couple kissing nearby. He didn’t even glance over.

“I don’t expect that,” he said. “We are not them.”




"Cold" is a featured 100-word story from the December Writing Challenge.
Caroline Fuller
Germ Magazine guest author
… is a contributing guest author for Germ, which means the following criteria (and then some) have been met: possessor of a fresh, original voice; creator of fresh, original content; genius storyteller; superlative speller; fantastic dancer; expert joke teller; handy with a toolbox; brilliant at parties; loves us as much as we love them.



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