Friday Fictioneers – 12/28/12 – Habits, and Hearts, are Made to be Broken

Her name was Daphne. She was a nursing student at the university. We met during my sophomore semester while waiting for coffee at the place all students called “The Hive”. I still feared commitment after the failed engagement, so I passed up the chance to pursue this beauty.


Now it is forty years later. Daphne is at the counter, buying something, not just for her but for her four grandchildren, it seems. They are happily bouncing around, enjoying the time with their grandma.

I stare at my perpetually bare ring finger, wondering about what could and perhaps should have been. It was not the first time I had lamented this fact.

About Joe Owens

Can you tell from my writing I love God? I hope so because that is what I want you to know most about me. I am also a writer who loves taking on fiction prompts and crafting a story. One day you will read my work in print. Until then enjoy it here! For free!
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6 Responses to Friday Fictioneers – 12/28/12 – Habits, and Hearts, are Made to be Broken

  1. Ieonaa says:

    I find myself doing this and so, I add more and more regrets to the list.

    • Joe Owens says:

      When you can try turning the regret into a positive thought so you can turn the tables on those pesky ideas. Thanks for reading and I hope you will come back again.

  2. elappleby says:

    Hi Joe, a sad story of missed opportunities, I’m glad it’s not true!
    I just commented on another blog that I couldn’t access your link. You’ve linked to the ‘edit’ mode of your page – so only you can see it. The rest of us get an error message – I had to go in the long way. Rochelle should be able to fix it.

So you took time to read what I wrote and I appreciate it, but comments are even better!

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