Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story

every-love-story-is-a-ghost-storyfor Mary Karr

You could say we tried. Got sober together. He was younger. I let him love me despite better judgement. He moved to Syracuse for me. If only grand gestures could make a relationship.

I remember he called me a cunt. Tried pushing me out of the Saturn while driving. My name tattooed on his arm. Hurled my coffee table at me. Called my mother, told her he was going to marry me.

I got a check in the mail a few days later, memo read “for the table.”

I wrote him back. He hadn’t bought the table, only the brokenness.

David Joez Villaverde has recently been published in Adbusters, Cheap Pop, After the Pause, and Restless. He can be found at schadenfreudeanslip.com

 

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2 Responses to “Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story”

  1. person says:

    really……. i like this story… is that really what happens…….

  2. Jacqueline says:

    ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL. I loved every word.

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