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They were to be married, but not anymore.

He’s dead and she’s depressed and forlorn.

His family never liked her and want to erase her from their lives.

But her loving boyfriend left her a pleasant surprise.

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I’m the girlfriend. Or was. He’s dead now. There was a funeral. I wasn’t invited. We lived together, laughed together, doing everything a normal couple was expected to do. He was twenty years older. So what. I was twenty years younger. It wasn’t as if we were competing with each other. If he had stuck […]

No Longer His Girlfriend by Terveen Gill — Gobblers / Masticadores // Editores: Manuela Timofte / j re crivello

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13 Comments on “No Longer His Girlfriend by Terveen Gill — Gobblers / Masticadores // Flash Fiction

  1. What a poignant tale. Dealing with the death of a loved one is tough enough without the deceased’s family hating you. I’m glad she was awarded his estate. It won’t replace her beloved, but at least it shows he loved her. 🙂

    • Thanks so much, Mike. I completely agree with you on this. Being outcast by others can be such a horrible feeling. I’m glad his love came through for her. 🙂

  2. I like the ending! Much deserved and at least a small consolation. She got her revenge on the family. As a reader, I was very glad, that those horrible people didn’t get away with their nastiness. Thanks for putting them in their rightful place, Terveen.

    • I knew you’d find this to be justified, Britta. Imagine being weeded out after such a terrible loss. They had it coming and I’m sure they’ll learn nothing in the process. But justice is delivered. Thank you so much! High five!

  3. So much to unpick in so few words, Terveen. I enjoyed this, especially the sting at the end. It shows love can always break through the darkness.

    • Thank you so much, Davy. Cheers to love and love poems. They do pierce through the darkness. Eternal hope… 🙂

    • Thank you so much, Jeff. There’s so much a couple in love share while the surrounding world remains oblivious. Ignorance is bliss but is sometimes an expensive proposition. Haha! 🙂

  4. What a surprise ending. Wonderfully inspiring. It reminds me of Stieg Larsson, who wrote several novels that made into movies. He suddenly died and his girlfriend of many years didn’t get anything while his father and brother, who hated him and disowned him and despised him got everything. I don’t think his girlfriend really minds about such kind of injustice since she has her own work and income, but still it is soooo unfair.

    • That’s really sad, Haoyan. This happens a lot. Blood relations (no matter how good or ugly) by default demand priority and command authority. It’s shouldn’t be about the genetics of the relationship but instead the wonderful dynamics. Yes, I’m sure it must have pinched her, but she swallowed the bitterness and moved on. That’s real life for you. Thanks for sharing this. Your observations mean a lot to me. 🙂

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