Women change their minds and call it truth, he told her angrily. We’re done, he said, as he pushed his chair away from the table. He walked out of the restaurant without a backward glance, leaving her paralyzed with embarrassment and having to pay the bill. There is a pause, she remembered her mother telling her, after every sorrow. But all Colleen heard was the terrible silence of miscommunication with someone you love.
Breaking Up – Fragment #32