Prompt 51/300

Prompt: What is a memory you would like to erase?   While I wouldn't erase the entire experience, there was a day during my breakup with the ex-fiance I'd rather not remember. It was a couple days after I found out about the cheating and everything ended. During those first days, I was in "survival" …

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Day 47/300

Prompt: Write a quick love story. The story must end badly.   He didn't seem special, not at first anyway. He was just another guy at a bar buying a drink for a girl. Maybe it was the twinkle in his eye or the dimples on his cheeks, but I accepted when I usually didn't. …

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Today's is a heavy-hitter. Prompt: Name one thing you have lied to yourself about. Why did you do this?   This is a tough one. The biggest and worst lie I've ever told myself is "I'll be okay if X." It's the internal equivalent of telling people you're fine when you're actually anything but. It's …

Day 105

Prompt:    Staring at the water, I let my thoughts go. I stop trying to repress the hurt, the anger, all those pesky emotions I've been avoiding for the last couple weeks. It's almost a relief until the pain comes rushing back. Right. Pain and grief are bedfellows. I try to keep the tears inside, swallow …

Day 37

This is a continuation of Day 36.   My alarm wakes me a few hours later, the cold mechanical sound echoing in the room. I shut it off and crawl back into bed, shimmying across until I find the warm spot I slept in all night. I'm on what used to be Jason's side of …

Day 36

Prompt: What's behind the door? Why is it closed?   I kick the door closed, fuming. For a moment, I debate running out there, giving him one last piece of my mind before shutting the door of my life to him forever, one last attempt to make him understand how much I'm hurting. I slump …