Challenge – Write a story in less than 100 words

Thank you to author, J L Dean, for taking part in the ‘write a story in one hundred words,’ challenge. J L Dean’s response is Just Another Conquest which you may read below.

Just Another Conquest

‘Would you have an affair with a married man?’

When he asked me that, I took it for one of those moral debates between friends after a good lunch.

‘Of course not!’ I was sure of my goodness then.

He waited as my answer changed.  After years alone, he was all I could think of.  Perhaps one chance of happiness?

Loneliness strikes a poor bargain; the moment I had everything I had longed for, I realised I had nothing at all.

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