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An Unhappy New Year
Non-fiction story of a couple torn between doing what's right and what's in their hearts.
Dulcy Obrochta is a professional photographer in Norther California. Writing is something she does to help ease the emotional ups and downs that life brings.
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An Unhappy New Year
Unbearable pain. That's what I'm feeling tonight. An ache so deep in my heart that I just want to curl up into a ball, and die. Why is love so difficult? Or should I say, why is it so hard to let myself love and be loved? "I'm not coming back, I'm going to die so I hope you'll be happy" He screamed through his tears, as I closed his car door and he sped away. To where, I don't know. This fight was our most painful and disturbing one yet. I thought he'd driven off to kill himself. That was his plan. I thought I'd never see him again. I put the kids in my car, and set off in the rain to find him.
I didn't know where to look for him. I drove up and down country roads almost hoping I wouldn't find him. How do I explain to my two young children why he drove off crying and wrecked his car. Intentionally.. and I'm to blame.
My cell phone rang. It was him. He was home. He said he couldn't do it... he wasn't brave enough to take his own life. I'm not worth it anyways.
How do we fix this? How CAN we fix this? Should we even try anymore? I just don't know what's right.. my head, or my heart.
He has bruises on his chest. My heart is breaking.
Unbearable pain... again.
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"nice. i liked that it was short and to the point. i could feel the woman's anguish over the state of her relationship with her man/husband. her driving through the rain was excellent imagery. notwithstanding the fact that this might be a "real situation" concerning you...i thought you wrote a highly engaging story." -- sunny, dc, usa.
"Oh, Dulcy! I'm sorry. Sorry for your pain and what you were going through last January. See, my dad went off and committed suicide in the middle of the night in september 2003, several months into my parents divorcing... Ugh. Shit happens. Holy cow. Keep writing, if it helps, I like to know what's going on with the other Dulcy's of the world, wonderful and painful alike. stay brave." -- Dulcy Nemeth.
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