“Wait, you decided this when?”

“Yesterday, Derrick.”

“Lila, this is insane. You can’t base your-our-entire future on a whim you had yesterday. This is—“

“It’s not a whim. And I’m not basing your future on it, I’m basing mine on it. This has nothing to do with you.”

“That’s just what I’m talking about. It concerns me, too and you didn’t even talk to me about it.”

“I’ve been trying to talk to you – there were a lot of little steps that came up to this point. We can talk about it now, if you want. My mind is still made up, though.”

“Lila, I –“

“Look, you said it yourself – you kept me at arm’s length because you didn’t want to feel too close. And I was okay with that, for a while.”

“Until yesterday?”

“No, Derrick. We’ve talked about it and you knew how I felt. Four years is a long time to keep someone out of your life and still profess to love them.”


“Look. I’m going. I have the tickets already.”

“What?! Come back here – when did you get those?”


For the October 13 Prompt, Yesterday

By Dean

By Dean

About KM Sullivan

Descended of pirates and revolutionaries, KM Sullivan is a lover and student of all things Irish. Born in the States, she is a dual US/Irish citizen, and studied history and politics at University College, Dublin – although, at the time, she seriously considered switching to law, if only so she could attend lectures at the castle on campus. She lives in the American Midwest with her son, two cats and a pesky character in her head named D (but you can call him Dubh). Her first book, Changelings: Into the Mist, a young adult historical fantasy is available now on Amazon and Barns and Noble. She can be found writing with said character at her blog, The D/A Dialogues.

18 comments on “Yesterday

  1. I have known people who waited longer than four years…don’t think I could do that, play second fiddle to someone’s life experiences for that long and still be interested. Smart woman 🙂

    • Sometimes you just have to wait until you know there won’t be any angst over the decision. 🙂 And sometimes its easy to stay when the other person is playing second fiddle to your life experiences as well!

  2. Nicely done – leaves just enough to the imagination. 🙂

  3. It is usually a quick decision to end a long running problem. Nice post.

  4. Excellent. Really enjoyed this interpretation of the theme. 🙂

  5. Great job, really leaves you wanting more 🙂

  6. Excellent, Katie! I love how you use dialogue alone to tell the story … I felt the urgency, the surprise, the frustration. And the ending is perfect 🙂

  7. […] the Community Storyboard, the prompt of the week is Yesterday. Check out the offerings, including mine, and submit your […]

  8. I really enjoyed the intensity and angst of this one, darling. I usually read your witty banter with D and I sometimes forget what a skill you have at serious dialogue.

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