Category Archives: Conversation

‘You were in love with him.’

Max made it a statement of fact. A long silence followed.

‘No. But maybe before so long, yes.’

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I shift my arm beneath the sheets and, for a moment, you stir awake.

‘You’re a sweetheart,’ you mumble groggily.

You turn your head to the side and immediately fall back to sleep.

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Home

‘I wanted to spend my life with you.’
‘We never should have been together at all.’
So the world pulled out beneath my feet and my heart broke, right that minute.
Sometimes it’s that straightforward, that clichéd.

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Tiny Vessels

‘Why are you so nice to me?’
‘Because I like you.’
‘So?’
‘So?’ He laughed.
Silence.
‘Sometimes I wonder the same thing — why are you so nice to me?’
‘I’m not very nice at all.’

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You can’t go home again

He lifted her with strong arms and set her precariously on the bathroom sink’s edge. The faucet scraped her lower back as she dazedly bobbled.

Then he was forcing himself on her and she was wide-awake and sober.

‘No. No, no, no.’ Meek whispers on the tail end of the loudest night.

Several months prior flashed past: ‘I’m not trying to sleep with you, tonight.’

‘I’m not going to sleep with you.’ At all.

He left for bed. The damage was done.

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Stability

‘I told you he was crazy.’

A long pause. ‘You were right.’

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Second

He found a tube of pink lip balm in his bathroom and asked if it was mine.

‘I thought you’d be more understanding than my girlfriend if I asked the wrong girl.’

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