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He knew her family would secretly blame him. As if he had some control over her mood swings. How often he had brought her roses, how he surprised her with cake. He tried to reason away the darkness. He tried all of her favorite things. But she didn't love herself, so how could she love him, and how could he convince her, when she wouldn't be convinced. He told her to get help. But she laughed. Said he would be better off without her, could easily find someone new, that nothing mattered anymore. Silver white winters would melt into spring.

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    D.M. almost 7 years ago

    Sorry, the title and the last line should be in italics. I posted it too soon.

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    Drew Martyn almost 7 years ago

    Painful but superb again, I found the line "she didn't love herself, so how could she love him" so powerful and heart-rending. Brilliant drabble.

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    D.M. almost 7 years ago

    Thank you both! You keep me writing!
    :)

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    Sara Light-Waller almost 7 years ago

    I've been gone for a while and this was the first story I saw when I got back. Well done! The emotional resonance is perfect. Powerful and sad.

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