Not My Destiny (Flash Fiction)

Destiny, by John William Waterhouse

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This is a flash fiction piece I wrote a couple of days ago.  I believe it shows a woman in a bad relationship that is coming to terms with her strength.  Please let me know what you think.  That’s my two-cents for the day.
The heartless bastard abandoned me. Doesn’t he realize the cruel damage he caused my heart. I don’t regret loving him, but I won’t play second fiddle to anyone’s drinking.

I can’t stand to be around him when he is drinking.  He gets sickly sweet and then meaner than hell. I told him I was going to Angie’s for a while.  She always helped me cope with Don’s drinking. I was only gone two hours; he packed his clothes, and left.

The apartments empty, I have to sit down. God it smells in here. Rocking back and forth gives me a new perspective on my life. I haven’t lost my life, only my pride.  I may not have him, but that’s just fine. I know he’s not my destiny. I will keep looking until I find it. When I do, I will know I’ve arrived at my destiny.

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I'm a retired RN enjoying my retirement to the fullest. I liked adventure and travel and making friends. I have 6 dogs and 1 cat. They are like having a house full of three years olds. Now for the rest of the story. My Granddaughter and her husband now live with us and they have 4 dogs and 4 cats along with a giant Flemish Rabbit. My Granddaughter has now added beautiful, Olivia to our household. My fourth Great Grandchild. They are a large part of my life and I can't imagine them not being around. I spend most of my time sitting in front of my computer working on my latest book or talking about Essential Oils. On the personal side, I'm married to a wonderful man who spoils me and I love it. I am very much a country girl. I love living on our 5 acres on Pole Cat Creek watching the deer and other animals occasionally stick their​ heads out of the trees. It's a fun life.
  • Doug says:

    It’s good…

    If I may, a couple of suggestions… you may want to paragraph and maybe even italicize your intro from the content… If you agree and need any help working with WordPress, if I can, I’ll be glad to help, when I’m sober.

    ( You are aware I don’t drink nearly as much or as often as I suggest I do. ) My lovely lady lawyer of 20+ years would have gone to Angie’s years ago.


    Ps and my site at is open .. just testing it to see how it works in browsers

  • As soon as you sober up, I would appreciate any help you would like to give.
    I am happy your wife has had the tolerence to hang with you for 20 something years. There must be some good qualities there. Thank you my friend.

  • This brings to mind a story I read once about how beautiful water lilies grow the best from nasty murky water.

  • Thank you so much for dropping by my blog. Your analogy is so true, sometimes the best things come from bad. It is a shame we just can’t realize it the time we are suffering from whatever. Drop around again, your always welcome.

  • Benny says:

    I’d like to thank you for the efforts you’ve put in writing this blog. I am hoping to see the same high-grade content from you in the future as well. In fact, your creative writing abilities has encouraged me to get my very own blog now 😉