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Love/Hate – 99 word flash fiction

I listened from downstairs as she packed.  She’d break everything she owned if she wasn’t careful.

I didn’t help as she dragged the over-stuffed bag down each step.  I’d learned that offering only made her more angry, dragged the performance out a bit longer.

“I love you, please don’t go like this.”

It slipped out as she struggled with the latch.  I kicked myself.   

She looked back, scorn dancing in her red-rimmed eyes.

“Well, I hate you.”  

The door slammed, an icy draught cascading down the hallway.

She would be back by dinner tomorrow.  She always was.  Teenagers…

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