It's time for our challenge, Three Things You Could Have Done Better.
This is a prompt to challenge you to write of feelings, emotions, reconciliation, acceptance... Are you going to write a letter to your love? Or do you think you should visit someone, explain yourself.
The prompt suggests First Person POV, but it's up to you.
GUIDELINES: 400 words of prose or poetry. Must contain a romantic element, small or significant.
When you told me that you wanted to leave, I thought it was just another one of your childish games. The idea seemed to have come out of nowhere. We had just celebrated our anniversary. There was no reason for the sudden shift that I could see. Nothing had changed between us. But then again perhaps that was the problem. Maybe I should’ve listened.
When you started childishly pushing and prodding my emotions, doing anything you could to upset me, I probably should’ve handled it differently. My hurt turned to anger when instead I should’ve looked for ways to turn things around, to make things better. I didn’t know how. I was lost. I couldn’t believe this was happening, and it seemed to spiral out of control so fast that I didn’t know what to do.
When you asked that morning if I still wanted you to leave, I was so emotionally spent that I couldn’t even open my eyes. I should’ve gotten up, if only to watch you leave. I thought you would stay. When you didn’t, I thought you would come back…but you didn’t.
Looking back, I could’ve swallowed my pride and tried to help you. I could’ve tried to really talk instead of fight. I could’ve tried to stop you instead of dismissing you so easily… OR, maybe things worked out just the way they were supposed to.