By Carol Sandford


Chapter 01


I have done a lot of things in my lifetime that I'm ashamed of, and the worst involves you. I loved you, I made love to you, and then I walked away.

You had a dream, and that dream was us. I had a dream, too, but I hid it long enough to seduce you and promise you the universe. Just long enough to offer a future and my heart, that was until I left you behind, shattering every one of your dreams into a trillion and one tears.

I am sorry, Deanna. I am so, damned sorry.

I took your heart and I kept your soul too, but I let you go. How could I have done that? How could I?

You wasted not only your love on me, but more, much more. I took your most sacred gift and tucked it away for a rainy day, only that rainy day never came. I don't think it ever will.

The day I left you was the day the girl I fell in love with became a woman, and as a woman, love became a reality instead of misguided words and promises. When I left you and moved on, you moved on, too and left behind your soul, unable to share it to any other. Unable to want to, and I am sorry for that, too, Deanna.

I can only offer my kind of love; a love full of impossible dreams, impossible desires, and an impossible commitment. I wish I had never loved you, Deanna. I wish I hadn't broken your heart.

I'm sorry.

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