Love Song

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A flash fiction story of unrequited love.

Sitting like a bird on a twig, hidden from sight, she watches the man. Her heart sings with the joy of his existence, but he is deaf to her song. She would do almost anything to have him tilt his head and listen, just once.

She wishes the notes of her life could form a series of chords with his, creating a melody of endless length and beauty. Visions of a different life swim like glittering mercurial fish in her head, but they fall to ashes when a woman comes into view.

His wife is his one true song, not her.

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