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Dear John

Crumpled wads of paper littered the floor around her feet. Head in hand, pen poised over a blank page, Briony bit her lip in consternation, trying to pick the right words. She felt like a fraud. There were no tender phrases that would blunt the rejection made real in her letter. It had to be … Continue reading Dear John

Last flight

"You may now turn your electronic devices on." The flight attendant's announcement dropped like a lead weight in my stomach. I wanted to leave my phone off, letting calls go straight to voice mail, but then I'd have a record of his message on continuous loop ~ punishing myself, refusing to erase it, keeping it … Continue reading Last flight

Broken

I just needed some time to think. Time away from you, away from everything. You were my life and that life ended when you walked out. Will you miss me? Will you even notice I'm gone, or even care? I didn't let anyone know where I was going, so there's no telling how long it'll … Continue reading Broken

Superhero

Their bed once warmed by passion stands empty and cold. His chilling voice echoing through the room, ‘you are not good enough.’ Tangled in a thin blanket, she retreated to the couch, curling tightly around her heart, protecting what faint beating of life still remained. Crippled by his betrayal, she felt herself slowly slipping away. … Continue reading Superhero