--Goodbye-- Love Letter

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A fictional love letter.

Should you find this note, probably buried beneath the clean laundry in the green hamper, I want you to know that this is for the best.  I don't want to regret anything and I don't want you to regret anything.  When you look upon this letter, I want you not to yearn for me, not to miss me or any feelings or events that we shared.  And I want you to know that this was the hardest thing for me to do.  This was the ultimate act of love for you.  If you look around the apartment, you should find my things gone.  You should find all the pictures of us together ripped in half, only your half still in the frames.  The promise ring you gave me is laying on the mantle.  My clothes have been taken care of, along with my journals, artwork, and books.  Nothing of mine should remain in your home.  I'm sorry for complicating your life and taking time away from your family and friends.  I understand that I was selfish.
The only thing of yours that I kept was the necklace with an opal pendant.  I didn't mean to keep it, but I wanted something to remember you by.  How foolish of me.  I'll never forget you and I'll always miss you, but this is what's best for you and your family.  I knew from the first dinner together that your mother didn't like me.  I'm unsure of whether it was my wealth (or lack thereof) or merely the fact that I was a nobody, not good enough for her child.  As for your father... he didn't like me, but he accepted me.  Your siblings took to me, but they always seemed a bit distant.  They felt uncomfortable around me.  Your whole family didn't really like me.
I know that as you read this, you're wondering how and why this all happened so quickly.  Well, it's been on my mind for a few weeks and I realized that it's either now or never.  I'm glad that I worked up the courage to begin doing it.  The reason is your family.  I love them all because I love you.  If I didn't love them, I wouldn't love you.  It means a lot to me, personally, for the partner to respect the other's parents.  I wish things could have worked out, but to persue that would have been incredibly selfish.  I hope you find another whom your parents adore.  I hope that you get the best of the best.
Right now, I am leaving you.  I'm moving far, far away.  I'll miss you and things will be strange for a while, but I'll eventually adapt.  I hope that you will, too.
Best Wishes,

Submitted: June 29, 2008

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Interesting, and well written.

Mon, November 3rd, 2008 5:06pm


Thank you. It surprises me that I actually got a comment on this one. It's pretty old.

Mon, November 3rd, 2008 1:29pm

Me Against The World

I love the way it's written, there's none of the pointless details. In a story you don't neccesarily have to spend 4 paragraphs announcing all of the main characters gender, names and likes. It's too common to write that way and it's hard to break the habit of doing so... you did.

I honestly love the plot, the style and everything. The way the letter is addressed, the fact that it's a letter not a short story perspective, and the way you mention all of the right things.

"Should you find this note, probably buried beneath the clean laundry in the green hamper, I want you to know that this is for the best." The very first line had me interested. There was no doubt about wanting to read on.

I absolutely adored this peice. It is pure brilliance!



Tue, February 17th, 2009 10:41pm


Thank you very much!
It certainly was a different approach to writing than I was used to. It turned out much better than I had expected.
Again, thank you very much.

Thu, February 19th, 2009 7:05am

Vampire Princces

oh that hurts... poor guy at least she was honest and love him with all her heart

Wed, February 18th, 2009 2:21am


Very true. =D
Thank you.

Thu, February 19th, 2009 7:04am


wow. im just in love with this piece, its adorable! poor guy though............were did u get the idea to write such a wonderful piece?
ur more then welcom to read my stories and vist my profile!!

toodles! :)

Mon, April 27th, 2009 4:43pm


Thanks a million! I was thinking of how my parents divorced and I just kind of came up with it.

Tue, April 28th, 2009 7:05pm


Wow! Amazing. I loved it :) Very interesting idea, and very well written. :D

Fri, May 8th, 2009 7:10pm


Thank you!

Sun, May 17th, 2009 6:27pm


Wow. WOW!!! So touching and sad and beautiful! I almost cried =P I really really loved this! Great job ^^

Wed, June 17th, 2009 1:39pm


Thanks so much! I'm glad you liked it!

Wed, July 1st, 2009 9:49pm


That was an amazingly written letter. It made me want to know more about this couple's relationship and family problems. Wow.

Tue, May 18th, 2010 4:31pm


Thank you. It was a new type of thing for me. I have never written anything like this before.

Mon, June 7th, 2010 12:09am


This was wonderful! :))
written nicely too, as in there were details such as 'green hamper' that gave some thought that the couple either lived together or spent loads of time at each others houses.
Did you write it for someone?

Tue, June 8th, 2010 1:18am


Nope... pure imagination. Haha thanks for the detail of why you liked it. Such comments really help me understand how I can improve my other writings.

Tue, June 8th, 2010 2:28am


very direct and a brave thing to do

Tue, August 17th, 2010 2:09am


Thank you.

Wed, September 1st, 2010 12:39pm


Great Job!

Sat, November 6th, 2010 1:26pm

Chockl8 Muffin

wwwwhhhhhyyyy! :(

Thu, December 16th, 2010 4:41am

Shellie Burg

This letter was really well written. I like it.

Tue, December 21st, 2010 1:51pm


an honest to God break up letter. Concise and to the point, warm and decided. I really like it, I would use it had I made such a decision!

Good luck ;-)

Thu, October 27th, 2011 11:37am


Wow. I loved how this poem, or whatever it is, is wrote. Something bittersweet and so loving. Sometimes you gotta let go of who you love. I can relate to this because I am lettting go a guy that I love and he loves me. I have to because we are really great friends and so are our moms and my dad. It might kill everything we worked hard on getting.

Thu, October 27th, 2011 1:12pm


I saw this as a letter to a woman, personally. Don't know, I might be wrong. But I enjoyed it anyway, very well written. I actually didn't think it'd captivate me enough to stay and read it to the end but the opening was seriously good. Thank you for writing this, I enjoyed it

Thu, October 27th, 2011 5:28pm


That was so sweet..and poor girl I guess it was very hard for her.Truly loved it xx very well written!!

Asiya xx

Thu, October 27th, 2011 7:41pm


That guy must've been really sorry for the loss... =(

Thu, October 27th, 2011 7:58pm


I wouldn't want my lover to regret anything and to regret anything either.

Thu, October 27th, 2011 9:59pm

Skye Kaohu

wow what a powerful piece of work... i teared up but it was a wonderful wonderful piece! good job! i really liked how you organized i and well u inspired me so thank you!

Fri, October 28th, 2011 11:44pm

Nikky Greene

That was really good! It brought tears to my eyes and I really felt the emotion flowing through it. Great job!


Sat, October 29th, 2011 6:14pm

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