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The Target

She’s still there. I’ve invested more than enough time trying to shit her out but she just won’t void. Spent at least three months in the throes of an alcoholic stupor, hands shaking in the morning until I could get to the liquor store and dose up again. That was almost two years ago now. I think of her less and less as time wears on, but just when I think she’s gone…BOOM, she’ll creep into my dreams or suddenly pop up while I’m driving to work or taking a shit. She shouldn’t do that. It’s disconcerting.

Thing is, when we were together it was the perfect relationship. I never thought I would want for love again. But NOOOO! True to the female psyche, one day she just got bored. I got home one morning after working the graveyard shift to a note on my pillow. It was the 4th of July. “Independence” day. Can anyone figure that out? How does that happen? Is it a chick thing? I mean, I don’t love lightly or often but when I do it’s for good. That’s why I get so thoroughly busted up when things go to shit.
Well, on a lighter note, I’ve finally put away enough money for that Smith and Wesson model 29 with the concalo alves grips that I’ve had my eye on. Sweet!

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  • Bob Fox
    Bob Foxabout 6 years ago

    Seems like it only takes a short time to end up in love (rarely though it happens), and I don’t even know it’s happening until after the hook is set— then it takes a couple years to shake it loose!

    Mostly I’ve been the catch and release sort— always has seemed much more fun falling in love than being in love. What I’ve never taken for keeps is how a union that first cast enchantment sinks down into some sort of mutually acceptable animosity.

  • Yeah. “Mutually acceptable animosity”. I like that. Thanx for the comment, Bob.

    – George Yesthal

  • becteri
    becteriabout 6 years ago

    Not all girls are that cold George, and it’s not a chick thing…
    It’s a bitch thing! lol
    Guys get just as bored and are maybe not as creul, but they can be mean.
    Take it from a girl, young as I am, not all girls are like that.

  • I must say that’s encouraging to hear. I’m not really as jaded as this piece indicates either. It was written with a certain amount of tongue-in-cheek humor in mind, hence the twist about the Smith and Wesson. Thanx for your comment.

    – George Yesthal

  • Natella2020
    Natella2020about 6 years ago

    That twist was so funny! In the end, he was just as shallow as he wanted us to believe his “beloved” was. Great writing.

  • BINGO…and Bango!

    – George Yesthal

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