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 8 years ago

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

Anglea over 8 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 over 8 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 over 8 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 over 9 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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