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Water Under the Bridge

It's been a long month, and I've been working on my Chain Story (which should be up soon), but I wanted to offer this bit below.  I've done a couple like it, but it's modeled after the short 3-6 sentence short stories in some of Hemingway's Short Story books.  I wrote one back in April of 2007 called The Rat's Nest and another one in April of 2009 called So Many Night's Ago.

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I loved you, but I found someone else to share the life with me I wanted for us. It was near impossible to let go, and I still wonder how things would have come out between us, but I couldn't wait for you any longer. I'd have been a fool to. The life I have now is so happy and so wonderful that it's hard not to think about how things could have been with you.  I wonder sometimes where you are now and think about calling, but I know you wouldn't answer.  Even if I could muster the courage to make that call and wish you luck in finding the happiness I wanted for us in someone you could stand.

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Marlynn said…
Its a part of our life.
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EGB said…
Oh, so sad. We have all been there.

You are a beautiful writer. I'm posting a story online at www.afacebookstory-oneclickaway.blogspot.com. I hope you will take a peek. It's good to have a little audience, isn't it?
matt said…
wow your stories are really good. Maybe you could check out my short story blog. It's
http://stillframesandstilettos.blogspot.com
MuddassirShah said…
well written Bryan
cory said…
Nice, you hit the nail and the head and came back around again.
Hi there,
I'm from Sydney Australia.
I've also created a chain story blog. Hope you can try it out!
http://peoplesstory.wordpress.com/the-story-so-far/
Arunima said…
It's very well written. :)
Mary said…
Hi Bryan, I just stumbled across your blog - you've got a lot of great stuff posted.

I hope you'll check mine out - I have a lot of flash fiction on it that you might like. :)

Can't wait to see your next post!
Harrison R said…
Was very sad, but interesting, please write more...

im also working on a similar sad story called "Date with Destiny" - but it may take a few days, but please check it out when you can at

http://unofficialstorybank.blogspot.com/

Well done and keep it up, your a fantastic writer :)

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