Mistakes, I’ve Made a Few #amwriting



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Mistakes, I’ve Made a Few


My car is in line to leave the ferry. Is this a mistake? What are mistakes?

My twenty-two year old daughter whines: “Your mistake was leaving daddy.”

My husband, caught up in an endless cycle of work and flirting with skirts, didn’t immediately notice I was gone.

I fell into like with a visiting professor whose intellectual discussions stimulated me, freed me; I only touched his mind.

My dog, panting next to me, doesn’t care as long as I’m near.

I see him. His nasty words come crashing down as well as twenty-five years of roller-coaster love; time to choose.


end 6/21/2017

Sascha Darlington

31 thoughts on “Mistakes, I’ve Made a Few #amwriting

  1. Isn’t the time clipped from the song, “My Way” by Frank Sinatra? The line I enjoyed was “I feel into like.” That’s a mild infatuation if I recall correctly. You made us care for her. Well done.

  2. Dear Sascha,

    I find myself wondering if falling into like with an intellectual isn’t better than being married to a cad. Nicely done.



  3. I also liked ‘I only touched his mind’ there are so many differing types of love.

  4. I liked this a lot… “falling into like”, “I only touched his mind”… when one is seduced by these things, it is because they are lacking at home, so to speak. I think when we are unhappy, we must move on! Life is too short to be miserable just “for the kids”…

  5. This was a momentous decision and she still seems to have mixed feelings. I guess time will tell. It’s interesting her twenty-two-year-old daughter left with her. The dog I can understand. Good writing, Sascha. 🙂 — Suzanne

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