50-Word Tales #117

Running man painting by Jennifer Walton

‘You’re pretty and kind,’ he told her, after their first night together, ‘but I don’t love you.’

‘I won’t see you again?’ she asked.

He shook his head.

She wept.

A month later she called him.

‘I’m pregnant,’ she said.

He was silent.

She asked him:

‘Will you marry me?’

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