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I feel like I need to pretend. Just for a while longer. I know it's not going to last but the ending will be difficult. I need to postpone it until I can bare the pain.

So for now, I pretend. That everything is fine. That it will go on for ever. That I am happy.

Why pretend? Other than delaying the inevitable, I mean. Am I still clinging on to that last miserable morsel of hope?

One day I will stop pretending. On that day, I will be strong. Or perhaps weak, depending on how you look at it.

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    Neville Hunt about 1 month ago

    I know that feeling Kirsty. Close your eyes, cover your ears and shout “Not looking; not listening; not happening.”

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    Jeff Taylor about 1 month ago

    Good Drabble. It can be read so many ways. A dying love affair, a dead end job, someone in a horrible situation. Really good. 😊

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    Drew Martyn about 1 month ago

    Excellent Kirsty, there are so many different levels to this and you've got to the heart of someone facing some sort of trauma. Nice one :)

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