Eyes Forward

Charli Mills, head of the Carrot Ranch writing community, challenged us to write about the open road this week. It reminded me of my own divorce ages ago. So, here is my 99-word story, somewhat fictionalized for your enjoyment.

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Nine years packed into a few boxes and an old steamer trunk. Was there nothing else to show for all the ups and downs of a marriage? In perspective, that which was her past was minuscule compared to the opportunities which comprised her future.

Getting behind the wheel of her car, she felt gratitude for the hard work she and her therapist did to get her to even consider filing for divorce.

She was figuring it out. Turn the key. Fasten the seatbelt and adjust the rearview mirror. Wow, check out the view through the windshield. The open road.

©2020 Annette Rochelle Aben

20 responses to “Eyes Forward

  1. Many readers will be able to relate:)

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  2. Margot Kinberg

    Your story really captures that blend of anxiety and hope – of being sad about what is lost, and optimistic about what is to come. Well done!

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  3. I like how a little time was spent adjusting the rearview but it seems as if the view looking forward is endless.

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  4. Well done, Annette!

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  5. The open road is a great place to process. Nice flash, Annette!

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  7. Oh boy, I really felt this one.
    Nicely written!

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  8. I enjoyed this, Annette. Have a lovely weekend.

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  9. A beautiful and inspiring story, my friend. I felt this one. And I’m compelled to wish her well. ❤ xo

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