Early 2011

I remember the first time I saw him. My best friend Lauren was in the delayed entry program, to go into the Navy. She asked me to go to her weekly meeting with her. I had gone with her before and she taught me the stuff she was learning, so I enjoyed going. Ethan was…

September 2011

The day was here, finally. I really played this down to my parents. I said I was just meeting Ethan in Tallahassee to do some paperwork, you know, we had to get things started. His mother and brother picked me up early that morning, and I was ready. I had all my paperwork filled out. I…

August 2012

If you don’t stop, I am calling 911, I yelled. It was around 6 am, time for Ethan to go to work, and he was still plastered from the night before. After a night of drinking and embarrassing me in front of my co-workers, I could see he was still feeling it. I tried waking…

September 2012

I have to talk to you when we leave work tonight. I knew it. I knew what she was going to say.   I had been back home for about a month now. It was hard leaving my husband, to say the least. I had to go. I still talked to him though. Maybe it was…

Summer 2014

It was hot, and I was wearing flannel, like I do often. I pulled up to the Champion Motors in Englewood. I’ve passed it a million times on the way to the beach. This can’t be right. I checked the address, and then I saw him. Who gets divorced at a small car dealership? He…