Friday, May 28, 2010

By The Numbers

She only told 1 little lie. A baby one, really. 15 years of marriage and a dozen regrets later, they were just 2 people at 6's and 7's with each other. They'd been married on the 4th of July. The fireworks lasted 8 months, then faded. The little lie? "I still love you," she said.

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21 comments:

Daryl said...

Maybe it wasnt a lie. Loving someone isnt quite the same as being in love ...

Mojo said...

1, 15, 12, 2, 6, 7, 4, 8...

Okay, that's too many numbers for the Lotto -- even with the Power Ball. And "AOLBFGDH" wouldn't mean anything (though it'd make an interesting Captcha code I guess).

Sixes and Sevens... Eights and Aces... W and TF...

Guess there's no coded messages here, huh? Just a helluva 55. (Hmm... there's no fives here!)

I'm overthinking this aren't I?

Fireblossom said...

The numbers add up to 55, Mojo. ;-)

Kay said...

oh break my heart and call me bitter... a tale i'd never want to live, but sadly seems so surreal

Mojo said...

You? Are brilliant! I didn't even really factor (pun intended) the title into it, I just knew there were too many numbers in too small a space to be a coincidence.

Awesome. Just awesome.

John's comments said...

ooh Cabalthingies. my 55 here

RNSANE said...

That's too much figuring for my old brain to comprehend at this time of the morning but the 55 was great. Sadly, too many marriages are at that stage, continuing along in mediocrity. I guess that's why I've been happily divorced for 20 years!


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Titanium said...

I'm no mathmetician, but I count 55 a couple times over! Damn, you're good, Shay.

Too bad there is no English word for that hollow space with peeling paint that echoes only memories when love has left the room.

TALON said...

No matter which way you add it up, that was an awesome 55, Shay!

Sara said...

Okay, I'm really glad I wasn't the first person here because I would not realized the numbers added up.

You are very clever and this is an interesting idea. I'm not sure I could do this, especially in just one paragraph. I'm impressed:~)

Riot Kitty said...

Sad!

Vodka Logic said...

sad perhaps but the truth of so many relationships... so many.


My 55 is up

mac said...

I told that lie. Repeatedly I'm sorry to say.

I hope to never tell the same lie again.

Wonderful writing :-)

Brian Miller said...

oh theres a cill wind blowing through your 55...so sad...

my 55 is up!

ellen abbott said...

you shine.

Cloudia said...

Still feting you....




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G-Man said...

A lie too often said Shaysie...
Excellent 55 My Friend.
Excellent addition skills as well!
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

Ily said...

Oooh...thought provoking! I read your comment to Mojo and I'm even more impressed. Nicely done, Chica!

The Urban Cowboy said...

I don't like liars...awesome 55!

Mama Zen said...

Well, aren't we clever!

Paula said...

Don't break my heart with a lie. Nozt with the tiniest one. Break my heart with the truth if....