13 Comments

  1. mrsclark6
    January 27, 2016 @ 10:38 am

    This post is going to resonate with me throughout the day. I really enjoyed the end.

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    • Cheney
      January 27, 2016 @ 7:29 pm

      Thanks! So sad tho 😢

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  2. Asha
    January 27, 2016 @ 1:01 pm

    Both startling and poignant, I was so invested in the character’s fate. Beautifully crafted.

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  3. Tara R.
    January 27, 2016 @ 3:04 pm

    I just returned from the grocery store, and fighting through the front door with my dogs when I read this. Ouch… a little close to home.

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    • Cheney
      January 27, 2016 @ 7:29 pm

      Hahaha!!! Tara I am just reading your mind, NBD.

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  4. Donna-Louise Bishop
    January 28, 2016 @ 6:10 am

    So sad. It really hit a nerve with me too. Great job.

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  5. rubybastille
    January 28, 2016 @ 3:43 pm

    The futility and bitterness in this piece hits a little close and I don’t even have kids! I do have a dog that would totally eat a stick of butter, given the opportunity. Nice job.

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    • Cheney
      January 28, 2016 @ 9:59 pm

      Thank you! I know, it’s bleak. I was in a mood. My life really isn’t this bad, it’s still fiction, lol!

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  6. Michael
    January 28, 2016 @ 7:59 pm

    Adulting is hard. C’est tragique….

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  7. bonniestinson
    January 28, 2016 @ 8:29 pm

    I really enjoyed this! Such compassion for the main character without allowing readers any pity. Very well crafted.

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    • Cheney
      January 28, 2016 @ 10:00 pm

      Thank you! I thought it was going to be way to depressing people to enjoy.

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