Blood pounded in her ears as she reached the elevator and punched the call button repeatedly. It was all a fucking lie. The last three years of her life were nothing but a fucking lie. “Lisa!” “C’mon, c’mon,” she told the elevator, attempting to ignore his pursuit. “Lisa, wait!” “Fuck you, Brad!” She punched theContinue reading “Goodbye to the Lies”
Memories of him were lodged in her mind, like bits of shrapnel. Sometimes one would spontaneously work its way to the surface, leaving her bleeding and pained. She wished her trauma would stay buried deep within. Reliving the pain again and again was asking too much of her broken, fragile heart.
The winding, dusty roads stretched out before her, as she stood wracked with indecision. It was fully dark and she would be expected at home. The familiar road beckoned with welcoming warmth and comfort, but the other road… She felt his heart calling through the trees, like a physical tether drawing them closer and closer.Continue reading “Roads”
Papa always told her she was powerful. “Watch, Nikki,” he said, pointing at the sky, “Stare at that cloud and wish it away… Keep staring. It will disappear.” “Papa! The cloud is breaking apart!! I did it, Papa. I did it!” “Yes, Little One, you did… And now you know how powerfulContinue reading “Finding Power”
He tipped his hat and winked at the clerk as he walked through the door. She nodded in return and gave him a genuine smile. It lit up her face and filled his heart with gladness. Once upon a time, the smile would have been a swoon and he might have asked her for aContinue reading “Love to Give”
There’s a deep place in my heart where we are forever frolicking on the wild shoreline. You are wearing the blue hat you bought at the beachside shop and your crooked smile catches my heart in my throat. I reach out to you, laughing and you pull me into your arms and into the waves.Continue reading “Ocean Wild”
Somewhere deep in my subconscious is a nagging doubt. When it rises, I fling it to the furthest corner of my mind, where it rots and festers. I don’t care. I’m well-versed in denial. “What are you thinking?” you ask, snuggling more deeply into my arms. “Nothing. Just… I don’t want this to end.” YouContinue reading “Being With You”
She had to do everything just right. She picked the exact right outfit, put on the exact right makeup and styled her hair beautifully. She wanted to be sure to have the perfect pictures for their wedding announcements. She looked over at Glen. He was smiling like an idiot, as he drove them to theirContinue reading “Wedding Announcement”
You left my poor heart dangling by a thread. I can’t eat. I can’t sleep. I can’t help wondering where the fuck you went. And yet… This small tiny piece of me, buried deep within, knows I’m so much better off without you.
“You’re overthinking again.” “I’m not!” “Babe, for real. This isn’t that hard. I love you and I’m going to be here for you for as long as you need.” “I don’t want you to watch me get sicker and sicker. You have your own life to live.” Her eyes were filled with tears and heContinue reading “Facing the Worst”