Hello budding writers!
Here is my thirty first short story, enjoy reading!
Can we be friends again?
We always talk about love sorrows but we almost never speak of friendship breakups. My name is Marina and I am twenty-four years old. Last year I experienced a painful rupture. I lost a boyfriend and a friend. Yes, I have mentioned one breakup and I have no problem with math. Stan was both my boyfriend and one of my closest friends before we started dating.
It’s been seven months since the last time I saw him. Ironically, our relationship also lasted seven months and I was born on July 7, I must have a connection with number 7! I realized that life does not always run as you want. What should have brought us closer actually drove us further apart. I will not deny that I missed him and that I still miss him sometimes. However, it is more the friend that I miss. I really hope that we can recover the friendly insouciance that bound us before.
When our mutual friends ask me about him, I do not know what to say, I cannot tell them that we became complete strangers and that we are only friends on Facebook, I think it would make them sad. In the old days, even before we became a couple, Stan was always the first to wish me a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. This year, he did not send me a single message. Icy radio silence. I did not contact him either because of pride and because I was afraid of being hurt if he did not answer. Finally I survived the end of 2015, I was able to party and I did not feel sad or depressed. This may be a sign that I healed.
Today I feel much better, I overcame the breakup and I realize my objectives progressively. I can even say that I am able to be happy on my own. I feel no more sorrow or pain. I just want us to burry the hatchet and to be able to meet as friends like in the old days. Dear Stan, if you read these lines, know that I no longer feel any grudge towards you, I finally moved on and I hope to see my friend again one day. In the meantime, take care.
Hope you enjoyed this short story. Have a lovely day 🙂