Letting Go

Via: Daily Prompt – Nervous

Lexi sat in silence on the edge of their bed. No, it was only her bed now, she realized as her eyes followed Michael around the bedroom while he collected things to pack. He picked up the Linkin Park CDs from beside the stereo and she stopped herself from pointing out that those belonged to her. Seemed a bit petty to do so. Besides, she had lost much bigger things in this relationship than that.

Like the baby. Now, there was a telltale sign that this relationship was doomed. He had failed to demonstrate an appropriate level of sympathy when she had been lying in the hospital bed after the miscarriage, his relief palpable. She never pointed that out to him either.

He was so used to taking things from her. To think she used to let him crawl into her skin. She couldn’t really blame him now after she had enabled the habit for four years with her shy silence.

“Those are mine.”

Happy endings came in all forms, she discovered.



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  1. #1 by Fortunately Human on March 8, 2017 - 10:54 pm

    a down to earth practical tale…

  2. #3 by jrusoloward on March 9, 2017 - 3:34 am

    I like it. It’s the beginning of Lexi’s story.

    • #4 by lupa08 on March 9, 2017 - 4:13 am

      Thanks 😊 I think she definitely will get a chance to reclaim herself sometime in the near future.

      • #5 by jrusoloward on March 9, 2017 - 4:14 am

        Great, because I want to read about how she develops and comes into her true self.

      • #6 by lupa08 on March 9, 2017 - 4:18 am

        Working on a plot. And conflict. It can’t be as simple as in this scene. She can’t simply go cold turkey on withholding her emotions and opinions. There has to be back and forth experiences. Working on how to trigger these experiences.

      • #7 by jrusoloward on March 9, 2017 - 4:25 am

        Good luck. I look forward to reading it.

      • #8 by lupa08 on March 9, 2017 - 4:27 am


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