The wedding

Melanie and Joe had lived together for five years, then tied the knot last summer in a lavish wedding with loads of friends and no cost spared.

And now, not even half a year later, they were separated, living in different places and set on divorce.

Why, after 5 years, had she become “abrasive” to him? She’d always been a big woman, but to be called “more than the handful this guy can handle”?

As she had suspected, another woman had entered the picture. The ex-girlfriend of some remote relative invited to the wedding.

But things weren’t all that bad. In a way it felt like a fog had lifted – she was now enjoying life and, going out with the girls, rediscovering a freedom she hadn’t even known she’d missed.

Joe, she knew now in heart and mind, was no loss. Strange that it had taken a wedding to show her…

– James Steerforth (© 1011)

Written using abrasive, handful, loss from 3WW. Not even fiction … this is what happened to a colleague of mine.

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About James Steerforth

I am an author of poetry and fiction, translator and painter who loves to have fun with borrowed feathers.
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4 Responses to The wedding

  1. uma.a says:

    a different take ..sad but uplifting

  2. Kim Nelson says:

    Love lost, quickly spelled out. I wanted them to try harder!

  3. Sheilagh Lee says:

    life is like that sometimes.It takes two and some pople won’t work at
    it like this women’s husband soon tobe ex.very well written.

  4. Dee says:

    You never know what someone is really like until you live with them every day – still, a sad ending.

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