Monday, 22 October 2012

Letting Go Bloghop

I knew the minute I opened the door to him, things would be over between you and I. 

I could hardly contain the tremble in my voice as I gave him directions to our home. In truth, I didn’t want him to come, but you’d left me no choice. You were the one who decided not to work at it anymore. I would’ve happily continued our union forever.

You had other ideas.

It wasn’t always like this. I used to scoff at people who claimed there was truth in “Love at First Sight”. That all changed when I saw you. My eyes drank you in; devoured you. I needed you in my life from that moment on. I still do.

Things were so wonderful at the start. We’d go on long drives; you’d take me anywhere I needed to go. Remember our first winter together? It was so windy outside, not a day had passed when a truck hadn’t blown over own the motorway. We’d have to brave the elements every day, but you’d always keep me warm and safe.

That was, until you decided to abandon me in the snow. I was so devastated, two strangers came out of their homes to see if I was alright. What a state you left me in.

That spelled the end for us. There was no coming back from that, no matter how much I loved you.

When he rang the doorbell, my first reaction was to hide. I’d never done anything like this before, and I was still hurting. But it had to be done.

“Miss Noble?”“Yes.”“The best I can offer is fifty quid.”I sucked in my breath. “It’s better than nothing, I suppose.”

And so I signed on the dotted line. He hooked you up to his truck and towed you off to the car park in the sky.

You taught me a harsh reality the day your engine exploded. Reliability and beauty are rarely combined traits.

Letting you go was the hardest thing I ever did. *sniffle*

(My old Ford Puma - My One and Only Heartbreak)

I hope you enjoyed my wee story :) I signed up to Kyra Lennon's Bloghop to celebrate the release of her latest novella "If I Let You Go". Go download it immediately, it's FREE for the next 24 hours!

If you'd like to take part in the Bloghop, here are the details:

Was there a time when you had to let go of someone or something? How did it make you feel? How did you handle it? Or if that's too personal - which I completely understand - how about writing a piece of flash fiction? The only rules are - obviously - it has to be related to letting go, and please keep it to a maximum of 500 words.When the day arrives, I will hop around to all the entries, along with my independent judge (otherwise known as "Mum" LOL), and the story that touches us the most will win a $10 Amazon gift card!

I can't wait to read it! x



Kyra Lennon said...

Ha, yours is the second entry I've read about a car today! ;) This was brilliant, totally brilliant!

Thanks for joining in with the bloghop!

Sally said...

I can relate to this as I become attached to cars as well. It made me smile as well.

Dani said...

I'm not a car girl but I thought this was very cute. Very cute indeed!

Suzanne Furness said...

Cute story!

Anne Mackle said...

Great story Catherine,love the car.

Catherine Noble said...

@Kyra Lennon: I can't believe someone else done a car too, haha!

@Sally: Glad it made you smile :) I've had plenty cars in my time, but my Ford Puma was the love of my life. I still can't look at them in the street :'(

@Dani: Thank you very much! :)

@Suzanne Furness: Thanks, Suzanne, glad you liked it!

@Anne Mackle: She's a beaut, isn't she? :') hope you enjoyed my wee story!

Scribbles From Jenn said...

Great post. I love a post that makes me laugh. My first car broke down so much I was GLAD to let it go.

michelle said...

Catherine, I really enjoyed your story!
She's quite a looker too!

Nick Wilford said...

Aww, that was really nicely done, and great twist. Good job! :)

Donna Hole said...

I crashed my first car. But I've never forgotten that first love :) This was great Catherine.


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