Stories tagged “JEALOUSY”

  • The Last Trip Together

    I roused from my sleep enough to hear the low tones of conversation from the front of my car. It was stuffy under the blanket and I hadn't slept well besides. Worming my way slightly toward a more upward state, I adjusted the my pillow against the window …

    Posted 5 months ago
  • F you

    Your moving on, choosing someone who was not me, hurt like a white hot knife to my gut.

    At first I denied the pain, startled that I meant so little to you. I tried to ask you to show or tell me that I meant more.

    You said that I meant just enough.

    Th…

    Posted 1 year ago
  • Don't Speak to Me

    You know what? Don't speak to me. I'll only manipulate you and poison you with my words. My hurts fester and are infectious. They spew from me in fits of rage.

    I can't let you in. What's lurking inside of me is the ugliest monster you've ever seen. It's …

    Posted 1 year ago
  • Her Eyes Were Shining

    It was hard to swallow her pride and her real feelings. Seeing that huge smile and those two brown eyes so crinkly with joy warmed her heart. She loved Mr. Brown Eyes. Seeing the two blue eyes above two rosy cheeks and a line of baby teeth was supposed to…

    Posted 1 year ago
  • Double Date

    I talked to my boyfriend about my feelings of jealousy for my best friend's relationship.

    "I get that you are protective of him. You've been really close for a long time."

    "We were close, then we got together. It's all I know. It's a pattern, one that …

    Posted 2 years ago
  • Advice of the Bartender

    After lasagna and a nice night with my boyfriend, I had a chat with my best friend. He spared me the details of his recent weekend getaway. All of his sentences began with 'I' instead of 'we'. I found that interesting. He'd mention her name, but it was in…

    Posted 2 years ago
  • A New Normal

    I was parked at the edge of the world. There was a hill at the very back of my parent's property that overlooked the neighbor's pasture filled with cows. It was a great place to stop and think. I had turned off the radio and watched the bovines graze. The…

    Posted 2 years ago
  • Alone Time

    "Alone tonight?" The bartender busied herself with mixing drinks while I sat at the far end of the bar nursing the drink I'd ordered 40 minutes ago.

    "Yep."

    "Where's your handsome sidekick?" She meant my best friend. We had been meeting here on a weekly …

    Posted 2 years ago
  • The Beast At the Clubhouse

    We built a clubhouse way back where our two properties meet, sheltered in the woods. It was a our own safe house, a place of love, friendship, and laughter.

    Soon after it was built, the thrill of a new getaway began to wear off. We'd named it, made signs…

    Posted 2 years ago
  • Green

    Unapologetically together,

    seeming like we're teeming with

    something you'll never know.

    Seeping with tingly feeling,

    I am not ashamed.

    Sometimes almost instinctually

    jealous.

    Green and calloused...

    your face.

    Are you sick?

    You should be ashamed.

    Others' h…

    Posted 3 years ago