Prompt 1: The List | Word count: 1500 words | Genre:
She woke up with a start. The sheets were wrapped around her ankles. The house was cold. She turned over. The empty space. She had almost forgotten. His pillow was undisturbed. It was real. She didn’t want to believe it. She hoped it was just a bad dream.
He was gone.
She sat up and put on her slippers and robe, pulling the robe around her. It was so cold. The house was colder than she could ever remember. She turned up the heat. She slowly made her way to the bathroom. She brushed her teeth. It was strange not having to wait for the bathroom. She knocked his razor to the floor on accident. She picked it up and held it for a moment, then slowly lofted it into the waste can. She followed it with the can of shaving cream. A million times she had knocked that razor to the floor. She thought about retrieving it, holding onto it. She let it lay.

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