My truth. My life.




Sitting down at her computer for the umpteenth time today, Kay began to think that the email she anxiously waited on wasn’t going to arrive.  “What was I thinking?” She whispered to herself under her breath.  “He’s married.  I’m married.”  Yet, here she sat waiting for the little green light on her computer to say that she had a message from him.  Living in different states made it hard for them to talk, so she looked forward to the few stolen moments each day.

It hadn’t occurred to her what would happen if everyone found out about them.  She would lose her marriage, her kids, her innocence and sweetness that everyone seemed to think that she had.  They didn’t truly know her.  They didn’t know that she was an adulteress.  Sure, If she were watching anyone else in this predicament she would think they were trashy.  “This situation is different”  she thought, “well, maybe not to his wife”

Startling her back into reality was the light she had been waiting for.  “Finally!”  She thought.

Opening the email she read:


I have decided to make things work with my wife.  She is a great person who I dearly love.    I was going through some difficult times and I used you to help me through them.  But the truth is, You could never be her.  She is my perfect match.  I’m sorry if this hurts you.  I imagine it’s not going to though.  What kind of lowlife gets involved with a married man anyway?  I digress, Stop contacting me.  Stop attaching yourself to me in any way.  My wife knows the truth and she has agreed to not say or do anything if you would just disappear.  So please, disappear.



Closing her laptop she fought the urge to scream.  My life is hollow.  “Who’s going to love me now?”  she yelled.  “Oh yeah, she thought.  I have the world fooled.  I will return from my depression with my head held high!”



note:  I am stealing my wonderful husband’s tradition of posting a song at the end of the post.  I heard this song on the way home from work today and it amused me:  It’s Carrie Underwood’s “two black cadallics”  It helped give me the idea behind this post.

HOLLOW (adjective)

: having an indentation or inward curve : concave, sunken
: having a cavity within <a hollow tree>
: reverberating like a sound made in or by beating on a large empty enclosure : muffled
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This week’s word is hollow.


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37 thoughts on “failure

  1. well look out now, your wicked streak is showing. great song choice as well.

  2. Very good description!

  3. Ouch, ouch and more ouch…
    I think you summed it up quite well with
    ” I was going through some difficult times and I used you to help me through them.”

  4. Awww this is sad and well written.

  5. Draug419 on said:

    I want to say she deserves it. Guess I’m not nice snd innocent either lol

  6. Seems like they both lived a lie. My dad was unfaithful to my mom, so I see things a little differently. He knew he was married as much as the other woman did. They were equally wrong, the woman doesn’t carry all the blame in these situations.

  7. Wonderful story 🙂

  8. I was captivated by this story, great work!

  9. interesting that he considers her a lowlife – how does he perceive himself? Revenge?

  10. YIKES! Ouch!!! Well, they are both at fault here. Not one more or less than the other because it sounds like it went both way. He got “caught” first and was scrambling. Those who live in glass houses re: his name calling. Something was missing for both of them apparently. Hope they found true meaning in their lives. Great, great story Bo!!!

  11. Interesting how both characters have a warped perspective of the situation – she says “we’re different” and he doesn’t see himself as complicit in the affair. I loved her voice, and I wonder what it is exactly she’s planning to do at the end. Nice one!

  12. It’s always something difficult that someone has to share, right? Share it with your spouse. That’s always good advice. Thanks for linking up. I enjoyed this.

  13. Like the shock effect of the ‘lowlife’ comment. Unnecessary and vindictive: rings true.

  14. Ouch. That’s human nature at its worst – wanting to blame someone else for your behavior. Incredible scene you’ve painted here. I’d have a few words to say to that guy – maybe both of them – but mostly him. Nice work.

  15. I think there is probably more of this going on than any of us would like to imagine, but you are right about the emptiness inside. And messing around with someone else isn’t going to fill that massive void.

  16. I was a little confused about the last couple of lines–her reaction was different than what I expected. I loved the initial soul searching, followed by the rationalization of wrong behavior. Very intense!

  17. They are both at fault, but him calling her a lowlife is hypocritical – he was also a lowlife for getting involved with a married woman. That street goes both ways 🙂

  18. well well well! and he thinks he’s not a lowlife? she’s married too!

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