A Short Story for You – A Relationship As It Dies

From now until March 31, 2012, you can download the short story A Relationship As It Dies for free on Smashwords. Enter this code – TE56D for your free download.


An excerpt to whet your appetite:


A Relationship as It Dies

It is raining; of course, it is always raining. The car is filled with empty coffee cups, cigarette butts, and boxes overflowing with the remains of our relationship. There are clothes, but I won’t keep these. There are movies, postcards, photographs, all dumped from shelves, drawers, and pulled from thumbtacks and nails that had held them onto the walls of our tiny apartment.


I’ve smoked so much in these two hours that I have been on the road that the cigarette seems to be an extension of my hand. The orange glow through the gray ash seems cold, despite the smoke rising from it and floating out of the barely cracked window. Occasionally, rain drops sneak in, despite the fact that the crack is infinitely small. I have always had some sort of weird need to let air in, even when I didn’t smoke, I keep the window cracked, no matter how cold or rainy the weather; otherwise, I feel suffocated, smothered.

I have the most important boxes in the front seat with me. The back seat is, of course, occupied. You always manage to get in the way, don’t you?


If you do download a copy, I’d love to know what you think of it!

Remember to enter Code TE56D on Smashwords before March 31 to get it for free.



About melindamcguirewrites

The young man or woman writing today has forgotten the problems of the human heart in conflict with itself which alone can make good writing because only that is worth writing about, worth the agony and the sweat. ------ William Faulkner, Nobel Prize Speech, Stockholm, 1950
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One Response to A Short Story for You – A Relationship As It Dies

  1. DM says:

    You know I will!

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