Tag: relationship

  • Missing or Dead?

    “She won’t return my phone calls.  She won’t return my texts.  If she’s not missing, then she’s dead.  Can you do a welfare check?”  I stared at the police officer and hoped he would take me seriously.  At twenty-five years old, I often got mistaken for a teenager.  And by the look on Officer Henry’s face,…

  • Hidden Secrets

    “Where do you think he would have hidden it?”  Tyler lay on the hill next to me and whispered into my ear.  He knew I hated the way his whispers tickled my ear, but did it anyway.   “It’s a car.  It’s not like he can hide it somewhere in plain sight.  If it’s not in the…

  • My Own Home

    “I have never understood when people talked about the comfort of their own home.  I was never comfortable in my house and was barely comfortable at my friend’s houses.”  I sat back in my chair and looked down at my hands. I was still unsure of how this conversation was going to go.  I wasn’t…

  • What Could Have Been

    “I knew your story could go further depending on one moment.  One moment that will change the course of your entire life.”  I closed my eyes and tried to imagine what my life would be like with Kevin still here.  Would we be celebrating our fifth anniversary or not?  Would he had left me if…

  • Media Attention

    “You didn’t want anyone to know?  Why wouldn’t you spread the word?  That was really impressive what you did.  You should be proud.”  “I didn’t want anyone to know because of this.”  I walked to the front windows and threw open the curtains.  The flash of the cameras lit up the living room as reporters…

  • From the Grave

    As soon as Nathan went indoors he was completely out of his natural habitat.  I always found it to be kind of funny, but also endearing he couldn’t find his way around a house.  Especially a kitchen.  The first time I went over, I wasn’t surprised to find his entire house was blue.  Blue dishes,…

  • Love Shaped Mistake

    My love shaped mistake obsessed over wearing green.  A color I hated beginning on day 651.  Greg had been my first love and the one who successfully sabotaged everything I had worked for. Every single aspect of my life had slowly gone to pot before my eyes during Greg and I’s relationship.  At one time,…

  • Moon and Stars

    I often looked to the sky for the answers to all my problems.  The sky – the moon, the stars and even the sun – were the few things constant in my life.  My mom and I had always had a rocky relationship and the day I went to college was the day it ended.  When I moved into the dorms and…

  • Former Fiancée

    I watched Ted walk across campus and I knew our relationship was over.  I just needed to decide when and how I was going to be able to tell Ted.  At one point, I had really liked him and wanted to let him down easy, but if things kept on how they were, that was easier said than done.  Ted was the…

  • The Window

    “We don’t have any windows.  How do we not have any windows?”  I took a deep breath and tried to calm my beating heart.  I was claustrophobic and if there weren’t windows in the hotel room, the walls started closing in.  “I was told there were windows,” Jeff said sensing my anxiety.  He gently took my arm and led…