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Thursday, July 14

Split Apart

Today's post is my entry into this week's 100 Word Challenge, hosted by Velvet Verbosity. The 100 Word Challenge is an exercise in which we write exactly 100 words in response to the weekly prompt word. Click the link to read the other entries–good stuff over there!

This week's prompt was “split”.

Doesn't she know her words cause me pain? Real, true, stabbing icy pain in the pit of my stomach. If she did, would she cast them so carelessly? Purposely? I feel my heart deflate as my eyes fill with hot, stinging tears. Suddenly, the realization hits me and I feel like I've been split apart by talons in my soft underbelly. 

What I want to say I cannot. Instead, I simply say quietly, “I feel so sorry for you. I really do." 

She is missing out on the real person I am by always regretting the perfect person I'm not.


  1. This hit very close to home. Powerfully written.

  2. Too painfully common I'm afraid. But beautifully written.

  3. I've known her and been her. This definitely hit a nerve.

  4. The last paragraph was perfection.

    You really touched that axious part in all of us and how we relate to someone.

  5. Ouch. A good reminder to appreciate those we love for who they are.