the break up

March 22, 2008

I guess things started to cool down in September, when Alec started school. We’d see each other and stop to chat, but he lost interest quickly, often looking away when I spoke to him or wandering off completely mid-sentence.

As weeks went by, I saw Alec less and less. He was never in the parking lot when I pulled into my spot and he stopped showing up at my door when I stepped outside. Once or twice, I even stomped past his apartment, hoping he’d hear my louder-than-usual footsteps and leap out to say “HI!” but no luck.

I missed him.

Weeks, even months, went by before I finally saw him again, the other night. I was coming home from the grocery store and setting the bags down while I fumbled for my keys, when Alec burst out of his front door. “Hi, Alec!” I exclaimed. I was so excited to see him.

My heart raced while he marched toward me. I was expecting another sweet exchange, but instead, Alex calmly said, “I don’t know your name.”

That’s when I realized it was over. Alec didn’t love me anymore. He didn’t even know my name.


  1. rama says:

    he could never love you the way i do… because he’s four.

  2. wendy says:

    oh no…didn’t even know your name.
    how quickly love fades.

  3. lisaann says:

    boys! and they say we are fickle! ; >

  4. Fran says:

    I don’t know if it was the right reaction, but this made me laugh out loud!

  5. r-dean says:


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