An Open Letter to Everyone I Saw Today

An Open Letter to Everyone I Saw Today

BY MELISSA MARTONE

Dear Chris,

    I go to bed next to you every night. I wake up next to you every morning, and that’s okay. I love you, there’s no question about that. However, you’d better shut your snoring mouth before I put something terrible in it. Your sprawled out, slack-jawed, sleeping figure could not be dearer to me, but I will not hesitate to sprinkle cat litter in your mouth the next time you roll over and snore directly into my face.

                            Love,

                                 Your Adoring Girlfriend

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The truth ... the whole truth Part III

The truth ... the whole truth Part III

BY: MELISSA MARTONE

My sham of a life began to unravel the moment I met her. Melissa Jean turned out to be exactly what I needed, a best friend. I met her while I was drowning in my lies, and despite her unconditional trust, love, and friendship, I couldn’t bring myself to tell her the truth.

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The truth ... the whole truth PART I

The truth ... the whole truth PART I

BY: MELISSA MARTONE

Lying is an art. It is for me, at least. I’ve perfected my technique over the years, allowing myself to fall deeper and deeper into my stories; I immersed myself in my made up life. Sometimes I even find myself reliving a memory, watching it happen behind my eyes like a movie, only to realize that it never happened. Lying was, and to an extent, still is my defense mechanism. It was a way to make myself not so boring. But here’s the thing;

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