Sun

The sun finally rose after the tower of my ego fell; it is true what they say of rising stronger from the ashes.

Positivity and a sense of purpose are strong elixirs. I may have lost my way but I wasn’t irredeemable and the shining sun was proof that there was work to be done; that I had passed the test and now was the time to rebuild.

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The smell of Christmas

Romi ran through security, clutching her purse and crushing her boarding pass in the bargain. She had never done this before – been so late for a flight – but the stupid, son-of-a-bitch boss could not be bothered with making his point quickly. This after she had told him a bajillion times she had a flight to catch that evening.

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Fix You

Fix You

“Why won’t you listen to me?”

“You are one to talk!” she said with equal fervor. “Do you ever listen?”

“Can we not go back to this? Every time I point out something, you point out something else. It doesn’t help. Why can’t you understand I am only…”

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Hubris

I had always thought the day she would tell me she had found her someone special I would be happy and yet there were so many emotions behind that happiness, I felt like I was deceiving her when I hugged her tight and offered my congratulations.

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Home

The sudden jerk of my neck woke me up. I grunted indelicately as my brain struggled to make peace with the cruel ending of the most glorious dream. I came to with a gasp, relieved I hadn’t drooled over the train window my right cheek had been plastered to. Blinking rapidly, I looked around, thankful no one was watching me.

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The Lighthouse

The memories flooded her like a maelstrom of vivid images, half truths and naked lies. This was the reason she had put off visiting the lighthouse for so long. But a time comes when putting something off no longer works and you are forced, by circumstances or otherwise, to confront all those glorious memories. That time had come for her.

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