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.
- Your response must be between 33 and 333 words.
- You must use the 3rd definition of the given word in your post.
- The word itself needs to be included in your response.
- You may not use a variation of the word; it needs to be exactly as stated above.
- Only one entry per writer.
This week’s word is hollow.