Tuesday, May 30, 2023

The Universe Has Other Plans

 Jane thought, "It's as bad as I can stand. I'll invite Bob over for one great last night, and then I'll take a bottle of painkillers and fade off to sleep forever, and I'll go out on a good note."

But Bob didn't give her one last great night. He didn't even give her a good night.  He gave her full truths, and hurt feelings, and confusion, and even more sadness. 

Jane thought, "Sh*t, that's not how I want to feel at the end of it all," so she ditched the pills idea, and stuck around. 

"I guess," she thought, "the universe has other plans."

Monday, May 22, 2023

Misread and Miss Understanding

Bob was there, Jane was happy.
Jane knew there was another, it was not a secret.
"She's upset that I'm here," he said.
"Sure," Jane thought, "I'm often upset when you're with her, but those were the terms we agreed to".
Jane shrugged, they moved on.

Weeks later, Jane found out that only two of them knew it was a triangle. That was more upsetting than previous levels had reached. There was a lot of talking. Jane said, "For these past few months, I've been operating under the assumtion that I was also your girlfriend". 

Bob replied, "Yes." 


Jane thought about it for a while, realized why she'd been mistaken, and decided to ride it out. After all, she was the one who knew all the facts, she was the one actually being trusted.

Then it occured to Jane - if the other girlfriend was upset that Bob was visiting her, and she didn't know Jane was also dating him, then holy cow, she was just being a bitch.

Thursday, May 4, 2023

Nine inch Knives

Someone else hurt me, today, so I'm sure that I still feel. No need to resort to hurting myself.