She returned from the engagement without a ring.
Together they destroyed the foundation of their partnership.
She leapt headlong for the ledge and missed.
The woman coddled her grown son into infancy.
He fanned the flames until they consumed him.
He jumped across the chasm and into fatherhood.
The moon rose in triumph over the sun.
He got elected again despite being entirely competent.
She screamed for her life. She’s still screaming.
The monster used his wealth against her health.
His reputation was made by a lying fool.
He failed to save her. She saved him.
He followed his heart to his utter ruin.
The child grew until he blocked the stars.
She believed he could… and thus he could
The ocean between them grew larger each day
The scales of justice weighed heavily against him.
“Infidelity be damned,” he said. “I love her.”
His luck ran out on his last bet.
The sick girl left school for the concert.