Eggshells (A Story in 100 Words)

A drabble is a story in 100 words, which is a wonderful and unique challenge.


“How do you like your eggs?” He smiled; a good man, just not the right man for her. She shooed the kids into the kitchen where I sat. We exchanged a knowing look.

His girls stampeded into the room, a flurry of energy and toothy grins. My friend had told me all about the magic of them, her boyfriend’s kids—the only reason she stayed. Until now. An offhand comment had spurred our conversation, and the beginning of the end.

He fed me breakfast, and I broke his home.

It held together long enough for me to turn the corner.

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