Tuesday, 13 November 2007

Writers Island #9 Friendship ...

The Ultimate Betrayal.

She was my best friend. I confided I surmised the husband had a girlfriend. Her advice, “give him the flick.” On Christmas Day Mother told me beware; she’d seen them kiss. Nahhhhh she’s my best friend I defended. People told me they’d seen the husband and best friend together. When asked he confirmed that he’d “bumped into her”. The love child told me the best friend had been at the house when I was working nights (the husband worked days) the husband said the love child was dreaming! I rang the husband one afternoon to ask what he’d like for dinner and was told he hadn’t been at that job for two days. I knew the best friend was off work sick! Suddenly two and two made four! I caught a bus to the best friends house, the husband’s car was parked outside! They wouldn’t answer the door so my fist went through the plate glass. She called the police I ran, I hid, I was scared. He was my true love! Other women’s men had always been out of bounds! I threw him out! They were together nine years! She loathed my children, they reminded her of me. She was a dog, once she'd been served a bowl of dog food for breakfast when she’d stayed, uninvited, overnight in a bachelor pad, I'd felt sorry for her! Shortly before he died he told the love child he’d met someone else … he never got to leave. They rarely change do they? The ex - best friend was last seen with the father of someone else’s children. No more women best friends! Diagnosis - the ultimate betrayal!

19 Comments:

Marja said...

Makes you lose all trust in people.
I understand your point of view. She not only took the husband but also of having a friend

Jo said...

This is a powerful piece, the tension in the prose is excellent.

paisley said...

this was a powerful piece.. i have been both you and she... and neither is the best place to be.....

Ice said...

redness,
true friendship is the rarest of gems. The rest; enter at your own risk.
A sad story too often too true.
rel

pepektheassassin said...

*Wow*

tumblewords said...

No wonder so many are wary. Nicely exposed tale of 'the grass is greener' syndrome. Good post!

UL said...

How sad, how true, what a selfish place we live in these days... thank you.

keith hillman said...

Having a close friends requires much trust. Nothing worse than an enemy within.

...deb said...

I am sure that is the worst betrayal.

Mary Timme said...

What a difficult life to live! Such saddness in this piece. Indeed the ultimate betrayal!

LittleWing said...

betrayal..life doesn't get any better!..how does one turn the page on betrayal..day by day...moment by moment...beautifully written...

Lea said...

Betrayal bares the heart so quickly... beautifully written, these words for experiences so painful...

Herb Urban said...

Powerful post. True friends are sometimes hard to find.

Madeleine said...

Powerfully sad!

Mad Kane

gautami tripathy said...

It happens so often...

Gill said...

I wonder how that type of person can live with themselves - bad enough taking a strangers husband, but your best friend??

Mama P said...

The best revenge is to trust a better person next time. Hard to do, but could be a good thing.

Joan Kirkham said...

My mum said:
"If you have a friend,
Pray keep her so.
Let not that friend thy secrets know.
For if that friend becomes thy foe.
Then all the world thy secrets know."

Blonde said...

True friends are like diamonds. Precious and rare.

False ones like autumn leaves.
Found everywhere.

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