Cycle Of Love

I’ll never forget the day I put your favourite jeans on the wrong wash cycle — the ones you looked so wonderful in on our first date. The latest fad diet was never getting those worn again.

And the time you wanted to shrink into obscurity, when I got horrendous hiccups, as the vicar turned to the congregation and asked ‘that’ question at your sister’s wedding. 

Now I watch you lying in bed; your shrunken version that’s been forced upon us. And I think how beautiful you’d still look in those jeans.

And hate the different reason why they’d fit you.  

This story was shortlisted for the September 2023 Monthly Micro Competition.

About the author: Julian Cadman. I live and work in Hampshire and took up Creative Writing as a hobby seven years ago. I particularly enjoy writing flash fiction and short stories.