Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Found Letters Vol. 1

My dearest,

How can it end after all we've been through together? I know I can be a handful even at the best of times but I'm  trying to change. True I was raised in a lifestyle that was beyond extravagant and maybe I grew accustomed to having my way. When the war broke out, I did things that I'm not proud of to survive. Anything to keep the family going. Maybe as a man you can't understand this but in a desperate time, saving a family comes before love.

Oh I know you never held either of my previous marriages against me. It was a love for another man that drove a wedge between us. Don't think I didn't notice the trips you went away on grew longer and longer. You dreaded having to see me. To tell you the truth, I didn't much want to see me either. I never wanted to be the type of woman who envied her sister's husband. I think now I see that it was me trying to hold on to a piece of my youth. Something of before. But of course there is no holding onto the past.

I too know that you only stayed with me because of our daughter. Our daughter who was like a bright light in our twisted darkness. Every smile on her face served to warm the dying coals in my soul. Naturally we spoiled her. I'm glad now we did. If I had known how short her time for this world would be, I would have showered her with even more presents. When she died, I know we died. You made that perfectly clear the last time I saw you.

Maybe you don't give a damn anymore but know that I still care for you. With each day passing I shall hold onto the hope of your return. Maybe not today, but perhaps tomorrow. After all, tomorrow is another day.



  1. I don't trust Scarlett now, nor did I trust her in her time in GI Joe. She's a shady one.

    In all seriousness, I enjoyed the writing on this a lot. Although I still think you need to label your serious work "serious" so I'm not waiting for the ultimate punchline.

    Kudos my friend.

  2. Ah...Men - the root cause of all evil thoughts and acts & they call Women "Scarlett Letters"!!!! Now that's Blasphemy, "Female - e- Jihad" starts right now :/ Good letter writing skills, may come in handy...BTW, thanks for the follow which means I have to get my future lines right cuz Big Boss will be watching. ;D

  3. I think you got Scarlett's psychology right...and the sadness of her hopefulness at the end. Because I've always been convinced that when Rhett said he was done, by God he was DONE!!!

  4. That was cool. I had to re-read it to get the point and that is always a fun thing for my brain to work on.

  5. Scarlett, "a cat's a better mother than you..."

    very nice! You should post this on your other blog as well...

  6. This was well written and sad. Let go and move on, Scarlett! What part of "I don't give a damn" do you fail to understand? Sorry, I got a little involved in the story line there.

  7. Wonderfully poetic!
    I agree with Corrupt Camel in that I would like to see more of your "serious" side/writing too.

  8. I have a hard time believing Scarlett, and am wondering if she is just writing Rhett because she's hungry again. But no matter what her intentions, "warm the dying coals in my soul," is a good line.

  9. Sounds exactly like something my kid's cat would say. (The cat's name is Scarlett, by the way.)

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