Promise

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(100 word challenge)

“I’ve been thinking about what I said about not being able to love you the way you love me.  I can’t love anyone like that and I hope that makes you feel better.”

“I don’t care about feelings anymore.  But I am glad that you are feeling better.”  We are still separating.

He thought they’d stay together; she was not the person he wanted her to be.

Later, he yelled at her.  She declined to yell back this time and imagined her own place, smiling.  No one would yell at her there.  Ever.

Life opened to life.  She grasped it.

Single-minded

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(100 word challenge)

“You’ll find someone perfect for you!” Katrina clasped Heather’s hand and gave it a squeeze as they walked the densely populated beach together.

“But you don’t understand the violation that is. I like who I am. I look forward to grad school, to writing, to my own place.”

“I didn’t mean – I guess I was self-projecting.”

“No worries. A new partner is what you’ll find when you are healed. Healthy attracts healthy and he will be a good man. As for me, I am single-minded. I really am happy.”

They hugged, both facing a new beginning.

“Cheers,” they whispered, smiling.

Change

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Someone You Loved

By Lewis Capaldi

I’m going under and this time I fear there’s no one to save me
This all or nothing really got a way of driving me crazy
I need somebody to heal
Somebody to know
Somebody to have
Somebody to hold
It’s easy to say
But it’s never the same
I guess I kinda liked the way you numbed all the pain

Now the day bleeds
Into nightfall
And you’re not here
To get me through it all
I let my guard down
And then you pulled the rug
I was getting kinda used to being someone you loved

I’m going under and this time I fear there’s no one to turn to
This all or nothing way of loving got me sleeping without you
Now, I need somebody to know
Somebody to heal
Somebody to have
Just to know how it feels
It’s easy to say but it’s never the same
I guess I kinda liked the way you helped me escape

Now the day bleeds
Into nightfall
And you’re not here
To get me through it all
I let my guard down
And then you pulled the rug
I was getting kinda used to being someone you loved

And I tend to close my eyes when it hurts sometimes
I fall into your arms
I’ll be safe in your sound ’til I come back around

For now the day bleeds
Into nightfall
And you’re not here
To get me through it all
I let my guard down
And then you pulled the rug
I was getting kinda used to being someone you loved

But now the day bleeds
Into nightfall
And you’re not here
To get me through it all
I let my guard down
And then you pulled the rug
I was getting kinda used to being someone you loved

I let my guard down
And then you pulled the rug
I was getting kinda used to being someone you loved