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Heartbreak Of A Different Kind

May 28, 2018
By stukaps BRONZE, Muscat, Other
stukaps BRONZE, Muscat, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Don't judge someone based on their one flaw which in turn makes them unique

I stared silently at his picture. Laughter surrounded me as I remembered that I was in public. My focus returned back to the picture and my heart clenched some more. Squeezing my eyes shut, I locked my phone, trying to ignore the ache in my chest - right where the heart was ought to be.

I couldn't get upset in front of my friends. I couldn't show them that I was broken and miserable. I needed to put up a good face to save my dignity. So, that was what I did. I smiled and I laughed. And everyone around me smiled and laughed too. The only difference? I was certain that I was the only one who was faking it.

It had been a month since the fight. A month of anger and resentment. A month of hope that maybe, maybe he would text me first this time. Maybe, he realized that he missed me, and would drop everything and just call me. That was all I wanted from him. A call. A text - something that showed me that he still cared. That I meant something to him.

It wasn't long before I was dropped home by my friend. She knew something was wrong. She could actually feel it. She didn't question me as she dropped me off. She just smiled.

Once inside my room, I let out a huge sigh and slumped back onto my bed. My phone pinged, signalling that I had a text. With a smile, I opened it, hoping that it would be him. It wasn't. It was Gavin. Gavin and I had become pretty close since the last month. As much as I hated to admit it, Gavin was my rebound. He kept me sane, plus he helped me get through with it.

A familiar pang set in as I returned to the earlier picture. Scott's hand was over another girl's shoulder, their heads touching. I mentally scoffed at their picture. He hated taking pictures. Especially selfies.

I scrolled down, reading the caption as my heart clenched some more.

"When you meet someone new and immediately click. New bestie for life."

My teeth clenched as I found my throat hitched. I had known that scum for five years and never once did regard me as his bestie. Letting out an annoyed sigh, I angrily double tapped the post before locking my phone.

I rolled to my side, angry tears running down my face. Maybe that was all I needed. A motivation - a force telling me how our friendship just wasn't going to work out. Maybe this was the end. I will just have to learn to live with it.

The author's comments:

I wrote this a few nights ago when I stumbled upon my old diary. So naturally, I started reading through it and it was only a few minutes later when I had written about how I had lost a friend of mine. She did mean a lot to me - well as much as a fifth grader could mean. I figured that this was something almost everyone could relate to. 

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nmarie02 said...
on Nov. 27 at 9:47 pm
nmarie02, Louisville, Kentucky
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I didn't realize they were just friends until I saw your comment...Honestly though, losing a friend is so much harder!
Thanks for sharing :)

FaithT2020 said...
on Oct. 11 2020 at 3:14 pm
FaithT2020, New Orleans, Louisiana
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To everyone's who reading this in 2020 esp- females like me , men but not all men or boys but not all boys , females but not all females girls but not all girls have a time to go and to not look back sometimes and when they do not look back they sign is for you to let go

on Jan. 2 2020 at 12:47 pm
Dani_Higareda PLATINUM, Hanahan, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
“People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.”
- Winnie the Pooh

This is so beautiful!! I love how we can all relate to this wonderful short story:)

Shyguy239 said...
on May. 8 2019 at 1:04 am
Shyguy239, Sydney, Other
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Favorite Quote:
You only live life once so make it worth it.

Yes it is an amazing piece keep on writing

leah_og BRONZE said...
on Mar. 28 2019 at 12:25 pm
leah_og BRONZE, Grandville, Michigan
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I love this. I love how it's still a heartbreak, I think losing a friend is definitely the worst out there. I related so well to this! There is so much room for the reader to determine.

Crashlyn GOLD said...
on Mar. 19 2019 at 1:29 pm
Crashlyn GOLD, Hemet, California
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I love how you've written this piece. I can definitely say I've experienced very similar feelings of just wishing for a text or call or something to show they still cared. It's a relatable topic and I enjoy how you've portrayed it.

on Feb. 19 2019 at 12:54 pm
HorizonHorses BRONZE, Arvada, Colorado
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I love how well written this is. there is also so much left open for the reader to determine. nice job.

on Feb. 14 2019 at 12:04 pm
BellaWest1235 BRONZE, Bulls Gap, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
Let God shine his light on your path....not others.

I really enjoyed this. You should read my story one day.

on Sep. 15 2018 at 10:50 pm
FlickeringStar, Redlake, Minnesota
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Keep up the good work! Is there a part2?

on Sep. 4 2018 at 9:45 pm
Hermione-Granger BRONZE, Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
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Oh this is cool! And I can totally relate to losing a friend, except I was the one who broke the friendship off. This is only a suggestion, but maybe you could continue this by adding something from her ex-boyfriend's point of view. But anyway, this was very well written, and I enjoyed it.

bribri13 said...
on Aug. 27 2018 at 5:43 pm
bribri13, Akron, Ohio
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Ummmm... I have seen waayyyyyyyy better short stories!!!! I don't get it

MarWest SILVER said...
on Aug. 4 2018 at 6:10 pm
MarWest SILVER, White Plains, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"If it's not alright, it's not the end."

I like how well written this is. Good job!