Carpe Diem, Quam Minimum Credula Postero

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Carpe Diem, Quam Minimum Credula Postero

The arrow points towards the airport.
I have not slept for days since my thoughts tumbled and turned as they spun my problem back at me rejecting all solutions.
I’ve come around to a decision.
Tomorrow, they will not welcome me at the arrivals lounge.
Sod them. I will attend my ex-wife’s funeral.
We had lived as if on a roundabout with centrifugal forces pulling our emotions apart. Our love burning at our heels.
We chased after different dreams but promised we would be together again.
We lost; time won.
One day, if and only are the saddest of words.

23 responses to “Carpe Diem, Quam Minimum Credula Postero

  1. You tell a powerful story of love, animosity and regret, in so few words.Good writing.Whoever said love was simple ?

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  2. His heart was in the right place.


  3. A classic tale of tumultuous love. Nice use of the prompt James.

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  4. Time always wins. Nothing we can do about that

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  5. Wonderfully done, James.

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  6. Your story is emotionally powerful, summing up the relationship between two very strong characters who have been gripped by a consuming passion for each other. Great work, to manage that in 100 words! I like the title too.

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  7. A delightfully different take with a thought-provoking closing sentence.

    Here’s my tale!

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  8. Dear James,

    Tragically poignant. Well written and true to life.



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  9. True love doesn’t die, it transforms.
    Time is a bastard.

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  10. So often, time pulls people apart despite their desire to be together. An excellent take on the prompt and a poignant piece.

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  11. So many missed opportunities… but maybe the funeral will be that last day…

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  12. True. They are the saddest words.

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  13. it’s the dance of life. it takes two to tango.

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  14. Must be a turbulent marriage. I think both of you should have gone your separate ways. Anyway, you were doing exactly the same without saying it out.

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  15. A very sad story. Makes me remember to be happy me and my girlfriend figured things out when we had our main crisis a couple of years ago… Now we have a wonderful little girl 🙂

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  16. I love this, James, the tenderness and the aptness of imagery; sadly it encapsulates many people’s experience of relationships, some close at home

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