Picture Perfect

Sensitive soul. Artistic. Wild. Soft blonde hair. Independent. Sparkling green eyes. Adventurous.

I purse my lips and nod half-heartedly as he continues to gush about his new-found love.

The gleam of pure adoration in his eyes as he talks about her makes me look away now and then. I blink back the warm tears threatening to fall. With every compliment he gives her, my heart crumbles and drops an inch closer towards my stomach. He proudly shows me a picture of his perfect woman.

My breath hitches in my throat.

She’s better than I imagined.

She grins stunningly back at me, oozing confidence and grace.

My brain goes blank and I am unable to string together a single sentence. So instead, I compel the reluctant muscles in my face to form a convincing smile.

I feel a pang of betrayal in my chest as he’s none the wiser and carries on talking.

Despite the heartbreak he makes me feel, he remains to be my definition of perfect.

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48 thoughts on “Picture Perfect

  1. This was so poignant ❀️
    And aptly describes all the emotions that this kinda situation usually brings. It’s painfull, but you have penned it down beautifully. Keep writing πŸ‘

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    • Thank you for your kind words πŸ˜Šβ™‘ I’m honoured to hear that you liked this story and felt the narrator’s pain.

      Happy June! I hope you are well too and that this month blesses you with lots of love and happiness ✨


    • HI Belladonna πŸ’• I hope you are well and thank you for reading this short story. I agree with you and think most of us have sadly been in this situation. But as painful and sad as it feels, we got to keep faith that it will get better πŸ€—

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  2. Hey,girl. You have such a power over words, always on point. So proud of what you’ve become here. Wishing you more and more success in your blogging journey. Keep safe always. Love, Lebana

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    • Oh! Hello lovely πŸ€— I smiled so wide at your comment! Hope everything is going well with you and your loved ones πŸ’• Thank you for reading this post and for your kind words. God bless you always. I look forward to reading more of your writing 🀩 Love, Genevieve x


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