blueI scan her half of the closet. Her favorite color was blue. She first lost herself in my cornflower eyes, she once said. Today I choose the silky dress with a thousand hydrangea petals. The short skirt will display my lean runner’s legs, another feature she loved. She used to giggle as I danced for her in my boxer shorts across our bedroom floor. I loved her then, before the cruel smirk she wore after discovering her panties beneath my suit. She no longer laughs, and I have inherited her clothes. I like the blue ones that match my eyes.

Sarah Angleton’s short stories have appeared in the journal Goldman Review and in the Coffee & Critique Anthology. She blogs as “the practical historian” at

Photo credit: Beret Olsen

4 Responses to “Blue”

  1. D F Cleworth says:

    Great construction and flow – v ‘My Last Duchess’-ish, if you see what I mean. Enjoyed the way the twists and turns flowed within such brevity. V enjoyable.

  2. Becky Povich says:

    Sarah, beautifully written, and so funny, too! Loved it!

  3. Donna Volkenannt says:

    Lovely images and great writing with a surprising twist at the end.

  4. Gazell says:

    You are a sweetheart,babe. That is one wonderful piece of written work and I am blown-away. Gorg. Keep it up!

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