The Salutation

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Watching it all happen wasn’t a surprise, but it was painful, knowing what I knew.
She sat at her desk quietly working, he walked in and started toward her desk. She looked up slowly, caught his eye, and quickly said ‘hi’. He looked her way, responded in the same and continued on past her walking toward his desk.  The constant talking, friendship, texting words, hopes, dreams over the previous six months all hewn down into two small words.
It crushed her, and he was eternally angry, but none of that mattered anymore and they both continued on with their lives as if the other was never a part nor were they ever.
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3 thoughts on “The Salutation

  1. That’s how most of the friendships die these days, I think. This line is beautiful and sad -both continued on with their lives as if the other was never a part nor were they ever.

    1. Thank you Piyali! I enjoy writing about what happens when relationships begin, and in this case when they end. I guess mostly the tragedy of it all. I’m so happy you liked it.

      1. You are welcome. I have a thing for writes that highlight the myriad hues of human emotions and relationships. I find these kind of writes quite intriguing as they help me understand myself and others better.

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