As some of you will have noticed I posted a short story on the blog section. Though it is fiction its based in reality. A lot of the things said are things thrown up in arguments between myself and my STBX. Though the names are changed, the words are accurate or at least as accurate as my memory allowed.
Though the story is one discussion, the real events happened over a long time, this is just a condensed version of what happened. Distilled into a few short pages.
I''ve also tried not to stray into the realms of hyperbole. Though as a famous writer once pointed out its all about angles of perception. As he said "From this angle, I got a parking ticket. From this angle its one the great injustices or our time". I''ve tried to be truthful, and not portray myself as anything good and the STBX as a demon. Neither is entirely true. But What I percieved is what i wrote, for good or ill.
In many ways I try to present facts and let the reader make their own mind up. I have always thought that there is nothing worse than spoon feeding a reader answers. You are intelligent human beings after all.
Lastly I want to thank those who left positive feedback. Its a humbling thing to hear that someone enjoyed what you have written. I am not a pro, I am an amateur who would love to write for a living but knows that will never happen. I have no qualifications (apart from a "C" in Higher English from high school) I work driving trains, but I still believe that is a bit like saying Albert Einstein was just a Patent Clerk.
I am still trying to find a title for the story. The best I have come up with is "Lines Of Division". Which may or may not work.
Anyway, Thanks again for reading it. That is what matters, not making money from it, just that someone reads it.
Shezi I like that title. Parallel Lines is perfect. It sums up the story and how separate the two characters points of view are.
I liked the idea of divergance. To me its amazing how much the woman I married diverged from the woman I am divorcing. There is a line in the song "Hurt" by Nine Inch Nails and Johnny Cash that goes "I am still right here, you are someone else". How very apt.
The funny thing is how filled with hatred, bile and venom that woman has become. Whereas I am filled with loss, she seems filled with anger. Kind of an irony really... As the story states, she ran off with someone else. Though I am in no way innocent, I dont think I deserve the attacks she continually launches at me.
That story is in no way an attack. If anything its a confession. Bearing my soul and what I saw from my own point of view. Its also my way of letting as many people as possible know that they are not alone in this. That others have gone through the same. And others will in the future.
Writing about it is my way of letting it go. And with luck I''ll be a little closer to finally moving on.
How about calling it.
"I''m divorcing a selfish xxxx"
Of course you''ll have to publish under factual.
Thought you had taped the arguments me and the ex harridan had.
All the best