The Day I Made a Fool of Myself

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Dear Diary,

He SMS’ed to ask if we could meet for coffee. I thought he wanted something else…

I thought he wanted to give us another try. After several long, silent years apart, a glimmer of hope shone between the dark clouds that made up my post-divorce life. Flashbacks of his sweet smile lingered on my mind while I raided my wardrobe for the perfect casual, yet not-too-casual, outfit that afternoon.

As I modeled in front of the mirror in a navy blue dress with a plunging neckline, I assessed my figure. Years of stress reduced me to a size 30. I girlishly giggled with excitement – I was ready to WOW him.

He arrived forty minutes late. His first spoken words to me, in over five years, was an apology : “Sorry I’m late. Nina – my wife – needed to use the van in the last minute…”

The rest was a blur.

I fought back tears. And forced a smile.

Never again…

[Note: fictional piece]
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10 Responses

  1. Alan Howard

    It is so easy to get hurt. So easy to open ourselves up for something and either imagine the worst or imagine the best. And once we’ve clung to one side or the other of that coin you cannot shake it. I know it hurt, but it says a lot about the type of person you are that you clung to the “shiny” side of the coin – I think it shows you are an optimistic person. Do not despair, this may not be salvageable…..but there are good people out there and one of those good people is looking for you.

    • Saajida

      Firstly – and thankfully – it’s a fictional piece and I haven’t been through such pain but only shared what I think it would feel like to be in that situation.
      You’re right, the character does display a strong and positive attitude. Let’s hope that all those in such painful situations are staying positive, as what’s meant to come to them surely will 🙂

  2. Thaheer\

    OMG! I actually thought you were divorced! Great creative teaser 🙂

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