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Broken Romance (standard:romance, 336 words)
Author: The Tea LadyAdded: Jul 18 2009Views/Reads: 1875/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Sometimes it is just time to say good bye.
 



We had known each other for a long time.  He was my baby-sitter, my best
friend, someone to whom I could turn when I was lonely.  That's  why I 
had to break it off.  He just sat there, his one eye closed, and yet, I 
felt as though he were watching me all the while.  As I reached for my 
glasses, I saw it.  On the small table, by my bed, there it was, a list 
of things we could do together, (well I could do them, he would watch). 
 Oh, there's my favorite movie, we could watch it together.  Oh no! 
"That's how you got to me, once before," I said, cautiouly. "I'm going. 
 My new friend is waiting for me and it's time we got to know each 
other,"  I reached for my headband. 

"You and I will see each other from time to time," I tried to sound
convincing, "but we'll never be as close as we were."  He just sat 
there, still not saying a word, pretending to be asleep.  Sure, I 
thought, you can stay here, maybe a few of us will get together with 
you, once in a while.  This is the way it must be.  I wasn't sure, but 
I almost thought I heard him cry out, "No, No, don't do it, don't do 
it!"  I was walking purposely past him, to the wall, and I pulled the 
plug.  "That's that," I said aloud to no one in particular, "For at 
least the next hour, I am going outdoors to be with my new friend.  
Perhaps you've heard of him, he's call the sun!  Don't worry, old 
friend," I said, patting the old floor model television set, "I'm not 
throwing you out, it's just time to make some new friends, and see 
daylight." 

I left my friend...my pal...my television set on it's own, to recover
from a broken heart.  Meanwhile, my new friend (the sun) and I took a 
walk to see what life really looked like. 

The end. 


   


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