No Big Deal

It was only online, after all…

“I’m sorry.”

“That’s it, you’re sorry?”

“What more do you want from me? Yes, I screwed up, and I apologized. Can we please just go to bed?”

“You screwed up all right.”

“Oh, c’mon, are you going to blow this all out of proportion? I told you, nothing happened. We exchanged a few e-mails, big deal.”

“E-mails containing naked pictures, so yeah, I’d say it is a big deal.”

“But they didn’t mean anything!”

“So then why’d you send them?”

“Just being stupid, I guess. Listen, I really am sorry. You know I love you.”

“I know. Leave anyway.”

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© 2013 by M.P. Witwer • All rights reserved

7 thoughts on “No Big Deal”

  1. A smooth read, Maggie. I disagree with Jayne about the tags. Because a female wrote this, I assumed the husband started the conversation, but it could be read with either one saying “I’m sorry.” Or you could have something like “That’s it, Ben? You’re sorry.” to clarify the roles.

    1. Thanks for your comment, Jim. I chose to leave out any identifying markers and let readers apply their own frame of reference to the piece. We know it’s a couple, but beyond that, it could be a man and a woman (with either speaking first) or a same-sex couple of either gender.

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