Crystal Clear

Snow lazily drifted down and tickled his nose.

It was crystal clear – he just didn’t want to believe it.

A cold wind blasted his face. He bent over on the bench seat, wrapping his arms tightly around himself, wishing it was her arms instead.

But that’s not gonna’ happen. She made that quite clear when she packed her suitcase.

But even then, it didn’t seem real. Even then, he realised that he had simply expected her to come back.

“Meet me by the Oak Tree,” he had said just before she slammed the door shut. “I’ll be there.” It was where they had first met, had their first kiss. It was where he was now sitting on a park bench where he intended to apologise and – hopefully – start over.

But she wasn’t here.

And he was shivering uncontrollably.

He should leave and get warm. He knew this. But, what if she came while he was gone and decided he had pulled another trick on her – albeit, not as bad as hiding his affairs.

He had still held onto the hope – fragile as it was all along – that she would somehow appear and forgive him.

But now, sitting here in the ever-falling snow and bitter wind, it had become crystal clear.

She was never coming back.

Don’t forget to check out my new book My Cracks and Crevices: A Collection of Poetry on Amazon. The e-book is available for pre-order (officially coming out on November 10th) here (the picture of the cover is a link – you just have to click on the picture):

A collection of poetry regarding depression, bipolar disorder, feeling like you can’t tell anyone about your challenges, etc., and finding a reason to move on.

And the paperback – which is not on pre-order – is available to be bought here (remember, the picture of the cover is a link – just click on it):


And don’t forget to check out my previous books here (pictures of covers are links – just click):

The first book in my Zion trilogy – which is a sci-fi, dystopian, action-adventure trilogy.

{That is the e-book version. The paperback version is down below}

{That is the link to the paperback version}

A collection of stories about death, depression, personal loss, and finding a reason to go on.

A collection of short humour stories surrounding kids and their shenanigans.

A story about a teenage girl who’s struggling to find her purpose in life.

The sequel to Zion and the second book in the Zion trilogy.

{This is the paperback version of Zion: The Rebellion. E-book version is down below}:

{This is the e-book version}


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