Flash Fiction Friday - Darn Daniel

Today's Flash Fiction Prompt:  She had been in bed for an hour and a half, but she couldn’t fall asleep. All she could think about was how different her life was going to be after tomorrow.
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Darn Daniel

Suzanne turned over and slammed her fist into the pillow.  She had been in bed for an hour and a half, but she couldn’t fall asleep. All she could think about was how different her life was going to be after tomorrow,

She had thought about it for months, weighed all the pros and cons and explored all her options. That’s what a business woman does, but when it’s a matter of the heart it’s more complicated.

Jack was a great guy and he’d always been good to her.  He loved her, she knew that and he was prepared to spend the rest of his life loving her.

Suzanne had always dreamed of being a wife and of what her wedding would be like and Jack had agreed to every aspect of her dream ceremony.  Nothing mattered to him but her happiness.  So, why was she laying awake at 2:15 am trying to figure out how to tell him she didn’t want to marry him?

It was all Daniel’s fault. Darn Daniel anyway – darn his wavy black hair and darn his crooked little boy grin. She wasn’t in love with him. In fact, they had never even spoken, but every day since he had hired on with the firm, Suzanne couldn’t get him out of her mind.

If one man – albeit a really handsome man could distract her this much, then she knew in her heart that she was not ready for marriage.

She punched the pillow again and wondered how in the world she was going to break the news to Jack.

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