Been down that path


I refuse to pine for you, to give in to the hurt your leaving caused.

Without my center, I wandered from my destined path. I followed where you led without listening to my guiding voice. I lost my way, my heart and my sense.

We were invincible, or so I thought. I never expected you would discard me. That, in a blink of an eye, you would be over me. No lingering feelings, save for disdain toward my repeated demands for answers.

You want me to think you never loved me. I don’t believe you, but I won’t wait.

The 100 Word Challenge is to tell a story in only 100 words. This week’s theme is “Invincible”
This week’s Studio30 Plus prompt is “It,” and/or “Over.”
Week 43: Inspired by “Pine.”

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I believe all good fiction includes an element of truth, and all good photography includes an element of fantasy. In this journal I hope to give voice to the stories swirling around in my head, and to capture the images I see through my camera’s lens.

14 thoughts on “Been down that path

  1. This line ties together the whole piece for me:
    You want me to think you never loved me. I don’t believe you, but I won’t wait.

    The strength it shows… I hope I would show it, and I hope I can instill that sense of worth in my daughter.


  2. I love the part “without my center.” I have to add my name to the growing list of “been there and done that”. After I had my daughter, I vowed that I would raise her to never compromise what really mattered to her, for anyone. So far, so good-and the fact that I turned my own mistake into a lesson for her makes me feel like some good came out of a bad situation:)

    Powerful piece, Tara!


    1. When I was much younger, the man I was dating decided to move to Texas for work. He never asked if I wanted go with him (I thought we would get married – we’d been together over a year), he just told me he was leaving. It was like something broke inside me. When he came back a few months later after not finding that job he left me for and no contact during the time he was gone, he thought we would pick up again like nothing happened. I don’t play that… and it was his turn to be confused.


      1. his loss for sure Tara, FOR SURE.

        I’ve been thinking of this piece all morning. “something broke inside you”, yes, that’s the exact emotion I can’t shake while reading it.

        that last line, wow, it just moved me.


  3. Such a stunningly beautiful picture and words. Romantic relationships suck. That’s why Sister Helena don’t play that!


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