Novella. Fiction. Based on a True Forgetting.

“I want to write something for you. I’ve wanted to for a long time. Maybe everything I write is for you, really. There is something inside you that I’ve always wanted for myself. Each reason I find for loving you—it’s a reason for loving myself. I could find that within me. Or so they say. ” 

by Jin


Fiction. Based on a True Forgetting.

by Bry LeBerthon

This journal entry is inspired by true events. Some of the characters, names, businesses, incidents, and certain locations and events have been fictionalized for dramatic purposes. Any similarity to the name, character or history of any person is entirely coincidental and unintentional.

Trigger Warning: our program often motivates people to discuss their trauma. If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed, please, take a step back to address emotional flashbacks and trauma before continuing to push yourself. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 or the National Suicide Hotline at (1-800) 273-8255.

my little love
your chapter is over
love stories do not end with you
they were never yours
they were always mine
my sister’s
my best friend’s
but never yours
and i love your chapter
i read it and reread it and reread it
but slowly i am forgetting the words
the page it is on
the page that it ends.

a new chapter is beginning:
the beginning of my redemption arc
my body, my mind
my heart
and i will still think of you
just not as much
in passing
in the morning
but never once at night
and then
with a page turning,
you will be gone

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