Natalie had heard people say that life should be lived with no regrets: no looks back over the shoulder at the other road one could have taken, no I-wish-I-would-haves, no do-overs. But Natalie couldn't live her life that way. She did look back, ashamed of a decision she had made years ago, regretful that she had turned against her faith and consciously traveled the wrong path. And even though that one decision led her to the beautiful family she would never regret, her actions shamed her. Her heart was always heavy.
Dana, is this part of a work in progress? I don't think I've seen you post a 100-word fiction exercise before.ReplyDelete
It might be, Monica. I write a lot of these short fiction exercises, although I don't often post them here. I do have an idea for Natalie, but I don't know if I'll ever do anything with it.ReplyDelete