Frustrating Dating

I've been single for over a year since my last committed relationship. As I mentioned in a previous post about the single-shaming culture of Utah, I don't mind being single. I enjoy having my time, money, and space to myself. I like going out and meeting new people both casually and on dates. Sometimes, I … Continue reading Frustrating Dating

It Didn’t Start With You

Writing Challenge: September 11, 2018 Prompt: write something inspired by the sentence: "It didn't start with you."   It didn’t start with you. I loved you like an obsession. I believed that my devotion, my determination would pull us through. No matter how you hurt me, betrayed me, abused me- I forgave, I forgot, I … Continue reading It Didn’t Start With You

I Didn’t Miss Him

Writing Challenge: September 10, 2018 Prompt: "In the end I didn't miss him, I missed the memories from before"   In the end, I didn’t miss him- not in the way everyone thought I did anyway. I didn't miss him, but I missed feeling secure. I missed feeling carefree. I missed feeling that my life … Continue reading I Didn’t Miss Him

Grandma’s Hands

Writing Challenge: Sept 5, 2018 Prompt: Write about the hands of someone you love. She’s always worn several rings, at least she has for as long as I can remember. There was her wedding band: small diamonds set in gold, and her child-rings featuring a gemstone representing each month one of us grandchildren were born. … Continue reading Grandma’s Hands

Everything

Writing Challenge: August 9, 2018 Prompt: "She hated everything about him."   She hated his attitude. It wasn’t that he was mean or disrespectful. No, he was just childish- he thought everything was a joke. She hated his clothes. Always a t-shirt and jeans to everything. Birthdays, parties, dinner- it didn’t matter. That was his … Continue reading Everything

I Cried Tonight

  I cried tonight The first time since we broke us The first tears since the last time That we failed to break the curse that keeps us apart.   I cried tonight. The first time since I gave up. The first ache since I allowed numbness To replace sharp despair over how close we … Continue reading I Cried Tonight

Beautiful But…

Writing Challenge: June 28, 2018 Prompt: Write a short story that begins with "It's beautiful, but..." “It’s beautiful but isn’t it a bit cliché?”  I held the bouquet of roses half-heartedly to my nose. “I know, but this is what boyfriends are supposed to do right? Buy flowers and take you out to nice dinners … Continue reading Beautiful But…

I wanted You Back

Writing Challenge: May 9, 2018 Prompt: Write something inspired by the sentence "I wanted you back".   I wanted you back. For years I wanted you- and every time I lost you, I wanted you back. We tried again and again. Every time it ended I swore to myself that it was the last time, … Continue reading I wanted You Back

Showing Love

Writing Challenge: May 5, 2018 Prompt: How do you show your love? I show my love by feeding you. I’ll cook for your or take you out to eat somewhere- anything to see you enjoy a treat.   I’ll show my love by spending time with you. My schedule is busy, and I rarely have … Continue reading Showing Love

Do I Miss You?

Writing Challenge: May 3, 2018 Prompt: What is something you miss?   I don’t know if I miss you, or us, or how it was, but I do know I miss how it could have been. I miss the idea of us. I miss the dreams. I miss the fantasy. I miss believing that after … Continue reading Do I Miss You?