Microfiction: Waiting

I shivered while I waited. Peering up at the castle window, I wondered if he’d keep his promise. My cold fingers had gone numb–my breath a frosty cloud.

A movement caught my eye, and I held my breath and chewed my fingers. A dark shape descended the castle wall. What if the rope snapped? I couldn’t bear to look but I couldn’t tear my eyes away.

My heart pounded as he reached the bottom. Oh, the relief! Then he ran towards me, silhouetted in the moonlight, glancing behind him.

He reached me and pressed his lips urgently against mine. A shout came from the castle and we broke apart. I grabbed his hand and we turned and ran, vanishing into the woods. Free at last.


  1. Heather Hayden

    January 28, 2016

    Lovely microfiction. I expected the ending but still felt the tension of the main character as they waited for their lover.

    • magicwriter author

      January 28, 2016
  2. Cassiopeia Lancaster

    January 28, 2016

    Great fiction. I was expecting for a different ending. hehe..
    I actually thought something bad will happen. 🙂
    Still you had me going. 😉

    • magicwriter author

      January 28, 2016

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