Choose Your Words Carefully

“Parting is such sweet sorrow?”

“Yes – what’s wrong with that?”

“It’s just a bit…well, naff to be honest. What about something like: Parting is like tearing my soul in two. One jagged piece resides within my breast; the other, brighter part remains with you. Each part yearns constantly for the other until those precious moments when we are reunited. Only then is my spirit complete once more.”

“I still like my idea better. It’s more subtle.”

“Oh come on, Will! It’s not subtle. It’s forgettable. Four hundred years from now, nobody is going to be quoting ‘Parting is such sweet sorrow’.”

This post is written for the 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups.

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7 Responses to Choose Your Words Carefully

  1. Lucid Gypsy says:

    If only he knew! Excellent you made me smile 🙂

  2. Sarah Miles says:

    Love the end of this. Brilliant.

  3. Randy Mazie says:

    very cute.
    Brevity. brevity. All is brevity.

  4. The Real Cie says:

    Nicely done.
    “Parting is such sweet sorrow” sticks in my craw a lot less than “T’is better to have loved and lost.”

  5. Sally says:

    I like the humour.

  6. Mayumi-H says:

    Ha! I wonder if that’s Marlowe being so critical.
    Nice work! 🙂

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