FF: You Can Tell Me Anything

PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll

I have never been so honest with anyone. It was healing, it was cleansing, to know that acceptance.

The lunchroom was crowded that day, kids laughing and shouting and talking. I went to sit at the empty spot at the table.

You ignored me. You talked to everyone at the table but me.

The next day, I sit outside on the steps for lunch. Tears stream down my face.

I will never be open like that again.

Thanks Rochelle and J Hardy for this week’s inspiration. Hope everyone has a great week.

This picture really spoke to emotional trauma I’m going through right now. I wasn’t sure if I was going to write anything this week because emotionally I am exhausted. I saw the picture and thought – no, I can do this. In fact, I need to write this…. Great prompt, so evocative.

Life right now reminds me of high school lunchroom drama. Life often reminds me of high school lunchroom drama. Every time I start to think “we are all mature adults here,” something happens to remind me – right, maybe not.

19 thoughts on “FF: You Can Tell Me Anything

  1. And, if this is done to her over and over, she will be come hard and cold and withdrawn… I so hope she doesn’t and finds someone worthy of her truth.

  2. Dear Anne,

    I’m so sorry to read that you’re experiencing this in the present. Relationships always come with a risk factor, don’t they? Well written piece.



  3. Anne, sorry your trust was violated then. I’m sorry you’re going through emotional turmoil right now. I’m glad you decided to share that with the group.

  4. Anne, I sense the poignancy of your struggle across the thousands of miles that separate us. I felt it when you commented on my blog. My heart goes out to you!

    The best kind of healing happens when one has a strong support system–especially from emotional trauma. If you need someone to anchor you in this sea of turbulence, I hope you can reach out to me! elizabeth.mueller.author(@)gmail(.)com

    You are not alone.

    ♥.•*¨Elizabeth Mueller¨*•.♥

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