I was nothing like his mother. Didn't look like her, act like her yet he told his friends we had to split up because I was like her. WTF. He told me that he no longer fancied me so why say I was like his mom.

I'd known him for over a year, we'd split up and got back countless times. I imagined that this time it would be like the others. He split up then pretended it was the drink. Although this time I decided I wasn't going to accept his apologies any more. This was final.

Jim called me three weeks later. Asked why I was ignoring him, expectant of the usual script. I told him I was engaged and wouldn't see him again.

Simon, his best friend called me a few days later to say Jim was in hospital, drink overdose. I didn't visit. He didn't have an ounce of empathy whilst we were together about his behaviour and treatment of me.

I had the wedding of my dreams, honeymoon in Australia.

Simon was a good husband.

I'm so glad I married him.



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CraigTowsley over 11 years ago

That ending, most likely due to the time limit, is pretty much perfect.

Anglea over 11 years ago

Thanks Craig.

This piece is based on real events that happened that actual day - not the engagement etc, but breaking up with the b/f and what was said. I wanted to express my feelings so writing felt better than breaking a few plates.

DoctorMikeReddy about 11 years ago

Anglea, I just looked at the Popular link above and they are all your stories! What's the secret? You regularly get into 3 figures with number of reads. Truly remarkable.

Anglea about 11 years ago

Hi, I have no idea. I kept trying to understand it myself because one story long ago received more than a thousand views overnight, not sure how many it has now think it was something unbelievable last time I looked. It was the one about lying next to a cold body (dead) I wanted to see if there was a common link because I was planning on self publishing books of new stories but I never really found a pattern even though I tried various experiments. One thing I sometimes do when I see the random prompt is think in a very positive way although I think the story above wasn't written with that feeling as I was angry. Maybe Sherlock Holmes has the answer lol

Anglea (joined about 12 years ago)

Six minute story is brilliant as a daily mental excercise to write on a variety of topics. It involves a lot of trial and error before I finish in the given time.

I am often surprised which of my stories receive the most views, often those I planned to delete.

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