This week’s challenge from http://www.trifectawritingchallenge.com/ is to write between 33 and 333 words including the word ‘door’ using the definition ‘a means of access or participation e.g. opens new doors’.
When I first met you, we were smitten with each other. Always hand in hand, always kissing, always happy.
But that feels like a lifetime ago now. I don’t remember who you are anymore.
When I gave myself to you that first time, how was I to know that in that moment of pure ecstasy, I was opening the door to a life of misery?
Over the years, I’ve asked time and time again for you to sort yourself out. I’ve given you ultimatum after ultimatum. And yet here I am, begging you again.
Please stop drinking. It’s tearing our family apart. The kids miss their Daddy. I miss my husband.
I’ve gone grey with worry. My face is lined beyond my years. The kids are unsettled at school. My house smells like a brewery.
Why have I stuck around for so long? Because I still love you for Christ’s sake.