Why I Hate Love Stories

Every love story is beautiful but ours is my favorite… until I get to turn page 50.

Once upon a time, I never really hated love stories. In fact, love stories inspire me, no wonder I’m one of the biggest fan - from Danielle Steele's heart-wrenching tales of happy ever after to Nicholas Sparks’s endless tales of love and forgiveness. And add to the list the extraordinary love of Edward and Bella.


Before, reading romance novels and watching movies about love and destiny was a way to escape my imperfect world.

It always transports me to the sphere of endless possibilities that true love exists, that miracles really happen and that good always triumph over evil.

When one of the hero characters came to life, I thought it's time to make and pen my own best-selling love story - a story of a lifetime that would make the world fall in love again.

And I’m happy to think that this will be much better than twilight.

With his help, I was able to start my own fairytale world.

But just like any other love story books, you wouldn't know the real story until you turn to page 50.

And just like any fairy tales, page 50 is where wicked queens cast spells to the whole kingdom and cover it in darkness. This is the part where your so-called friend steals the last dance of your knight in shining armor.

This is also the chapter where you thought Prince Charming betrayed you and left you behind… forever.

Page 50 of my book was ruined by tears. I couldn't start writing again for every time the tip of my pen touches the soft stationery, it gets crushed. Maybe I should just stay away and leave it blank...

The lines were already smudged with paint void of color and the once beautiful love story I wove just ended right there.

A deep winter visited my life and my broken heart was frozen completely. The dark was my companion and the rain was my best friend; for I never saw sunshine again.

Every time my eyes give life to this water-form of pain which are called tears, the rain was always there trying to console me.

With each drop of tear also comes the deafening sound of the silent pain crushing the wounded heart of mine.

Reading and watching happily ever after love stories make me cry. It always reminds me of my wishes and dreams that forever took away from me. It will always be the living memory of him and me born and raised on a different time and place.

This is the proof that the sun and moon really exists on a different dimension of time. And that forbidden love will always be forbidden.

Now all I wanted was to slip away unnoticed in my own desolate cold world, wishing that I never have started the book I always dreamt to finish. How can I ever run after forever? How can I steal back the ghost of stories past?

Life is not a book that you can skip a page when you know the part is tearing your heart already. You can’t also take a shortcut; flip it on the last page to see if it ends with the fairytale’s most abused words, the “Happily Ever After”.

Maybe that story is not yet the end. I have so many pages to fill in with. Who knows I can carve smiles and laughter on one of its sweet-scented page. I’m thinking of skipping the crushed page, leave it the way it was, and pretend it was on its amnesia stage.

Maybe I should write the continuation of the story without a hero; how the lovely heroine pulled herself up and fought so hard against destiny in order to save the life she once have.

And maybe the prince will realized what true love is and let the first kiss throw a spark over the sky to break the dark spell of the wicked queen.

But I just wish it was like that in real life.

I really do.


"Maybe for once, it’s not about the happy ending but about the story."


© 2012 Mycee. All Rights Reserved.

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josh3418 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

M, I loved how you ended your hub! It is not about the happy ending, it is about the story. That is so very true. Life is not a fairy tale, but it is hardships mixed with blessings that shape us into better people. Life is everything that comes our way, whether it be good or bad. It is when we learn to take the good with the bad and makes sense out of it all. That is when we find true success and happiness.

I loved this part...

Life is not a book that you can skip a page when you know the part is tearing your heart already. You can’t also take a shortcut; flip it on the last page to see if it ends with the fairytale’s most abused words, the “Happily Ever After”.

If we were able to skip all of life's troubles, what good would that prosper us? For our trials make us better, they teach us how to be patient, how to endure, how to love and how to cherish.

Great hub M, keep up the great work! VG&S (votes galore and shared)


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Jennifer Stone 4 years ago from the Riverbank, England

A beautiful piece of writing unknown spy, so sad, but with a glimmer of hope at the end. There is always hope because without it what would be the point! And a happy ending is only never real because it's never really the end... Voted up and awesome, Jen


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

My dear J, thank you for VG&S ^;^

I admit, your comment is soo wonderful, with full of meanings. the messages you said speaks the aura of a person with deep, passioante heart towards life. fairytales, movies, novels are only created by people..but our real life is created by God. that's what makes it real. :))

Yes, trials mold us to become a stronger person someday. You are one great amazing person J!


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josh3418 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

You are very welcome for the votes and share M! :) Aww, thanks M, appreciate it!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Jen, thank you for reading and for saying "beautiful piece of writing". My heart really smiled ^;^


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

:P hehehe! i also appreciate much your messages! ^;^


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Julie DeNeen 4 years ago from Clinton CT

I am in a season of life where I hate love stories too...the happily ever after with the prince and the princess is the great lie- our happily ever afters happen when we learn to trust someone higher than ourselves and be at peace, no matter the circumstances. Beautiful hub!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Hi Julie.. Thank you for stopping by..and for the beautiful "beautiful" comment ^;^

..will also come a time when we'll learn to love lovestories again..


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snowdrops 4 years ago from The Second Star to the Right

Love this hub :))


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

There is always so much longing in your work....so much angst and pain....and yet always a small sliver of hope. You write for many my dear; well done.


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States

I'm in your corner M and rooting for that happily ever after. You wrote so beautifully, it had me in awe while reading this work. Best wishes to you my friend. Voted up, beautiful, awesome, and interesting :)


lovedoctor926 4 years ago

This is a very sentimental story. I feel your pain. I remember one time writing about fairy tales and I felt the same way you did until I finally realized that Prince Charming doesn't exist and that this happily ever after only exists in fairy tale. This is reality and I wish it wouldn't have to be this way. Sometimes your best ideas flow better when you are feeling them. I do hope that you write the continuation of this story.

Voted up!


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fjpteach 4 years ago from Humble, TX

Wow Unknown your writing is so true! I am deeply touched by it and feel connected to you as it seems some of our experiences are the same. Hopefully soon we'll both be writing about a love that erases the pain and heals the scars from the past.


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tobusiness 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

Beautiful emotive writing, there are so many life truths in your text. Sometime the more we seek love the more elusive it becomes, it is only when we can be ourselves and love who we are that we will be able to love and be loved. Good luck with the book..


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carter06 4 years ago from Cronulla NSW

Life is like that unknown... pain for a season then hope...and love arises again...your words elucidate how love and pain are for many...write your book, sweet...and please sign a copy for me when you get your big contract...VUAB& S...cheers


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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

Such a mystery, this road of life we all have to travel. Unfortunately, what you so brilliantly write about is part of it.

Believe in the good because it is there, usually when we aren't searching for it.

Wonderful job


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kj force 4 years ago from Florida

unknown spy...love and hate is a very thin line..but I feel they go hand in hand.." happily ever after " is one of the most overused quotes ever...

I enjoy, a good love story, but not the wishy washy ones..I feel the ups and downs of relationships where lessons are learned and then are the most believable...but a " fantasy" love story is just too perdictable for me....but it is fun to fantasize once in a while...! loved your HUB....


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

...but you like my poems...


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Hi Billy..because i know that even the slightest ray of hope can uplift a weary spirit..thank you so much!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Hi James..thank you for visiting this hub..andfor your kind words..the votes and all.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Lovedoctor, im so pleased with your comment.. Most stories I write too is about happy ever after but then, when you woke up the next day, broken hearted, you'll realized it was all a joke :(


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

FJP, thank you for this message.. I think we all experience same thing one time in our lives. But as you said, hopefully, we'll still end our story with happy ever after. Who knows?


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fjpteach 4 years ago from Humble, TX

God knows!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Jo, thank you for stopping by.. yes Jo, im still hopeful the story will end just the way i wanted it to be..oh how i wish.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Hi Carter.. Thank you, I'll always remember you. im much hopeful at this time even im not seeing silver bells on a distance.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Shining Irish, thank you :))

"GOod things come to those who wait... :)


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Hi KJF..yeah..overused and its meaning is already fading.. a good love story is your love story becuase its real..and God is the writer..


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

hi Mhatter.. yeah i like your poems because it was real..and it was true..you let hope shines in me.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

:P yeah! :)


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Deepa pradhan 4 years ago from Jaipur

Not always happy endings are part of love story. Some turn out be tragic while some become legend. It isn't possible that every girl is Bella and every boy is Edward. But what one can do is accept what has happened. It is for sure that true love finds it's way. Little patience is all that can help. By the way interesting piece of work.


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Deepa pradhan 4 years ago from Jaipur

Not always happy endings are part of love story. Some turn out be tragic while some become legend. It isn't possible that every girl is Bella and every boy is Edward. But what one can do is accept what has happened. It is for sure that true love finds it's way. Little patience is all that can help. By the way interesting piece of work.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Thank you Deepa. Yeah, edward and bella love story is just an imagination of a perfect love that in one time, everyone wishes to have. fantasy is different from reality. .


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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts

Hi M. I think people read love stories to escape the reality that sometimes love does not have a happy ending . But i think it is better that you found someone who loved you, than not have found love at all.

Vote up and more !!!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Hi Kashmir..Thank you.. :) its correct..


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

I love happy endings, unfortunately sadness can creep in and cause pain..Enjoyed your write..Be happy....


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

You're right life is no fairy tale and in love there are rarely happy endings. The main thing is a good story that ends with hope of better things to come.


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IsadorasThought 4 years ago

I love your methaphorical way of thinking, Unknown Spy. I got so into the story of your story - I wanted More. But hey, that's the whole point of it, isn't it, we don't always get more, eh...


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teaches12345 4 years ago

I had a season in my life when love stories did not interest me due to personal reasons. It's too much pain to view the happiness of others. Your writing here is very poetic in describing the emotions resulting from the disappointment in love stories. I like your finish... maybe for once it's not about the happy ending.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Thank you Ruby, best wishes!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Hi Gypsy.. Yeah..that's life..not ever after we'll feel happy


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

hehehehe!! thank you Isa, i like you! :))


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Teaches, thank you :)

yeah, mine too.. thanks for the very nice comment about my writing! so happy to read it teaches!


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RandombyBabbles 4 years ago from Houston,TX

Thanks for sharing your feelings in such a beautiful post.

It's strange how beautiful things emerge from conflict. How in the darkness we confront our deepest feelings, and from the pain and sadness emerge a stronger heart ready for the next page of the story.

Best wishes!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Hello RandombyBabbles.. wow, very unique name really. How do you come up with such unique name? I like it.

And thank you for the message, the word 'beautiful' made my heart smile ^'^ Stronger than yesterday.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

It is 102 degrees outside and I felt the hollow damp cold of your isolation. You have a magical way with prose. Beautiful! Sharing.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Oh tammy! thank you so much for the wonderful comment. tried so hard to capture the hub in a magical way.. oh thank you!


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RandombyBabbles 4 years ago from Houston,TX

Thanks! Babbles has been my Internet persona for a few years now, when i joined Hubpages I knew I'd be writing my random thoughts so the name came to be.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Wow..so cool! I think your pen name is amazing.


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Cracknutcase 4 years ago from India,bangalore

I'm so glad I landed up reading this hub.. I just loved it! There is such talent in your writing that your pain becomes the reader's pain and your hope becomes our hope too. Your words brought out the emotions in me. I can't wait to check out your other hubs :)

Hats off to you Unknown spy!


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epigramman 4 years ago

..well I am in love right now and I hope it works out - I really do - but it always works out when I arrive here on your hallowed scene and enjoy some of the most natural, free, and beautiful thinking kind of writing around at the Hub - sending you warm wishes and good energy from lake erie time 8:30pm and Happy Canada day.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

It will! And I am so glad to read such a beautiful commetn from a wonderful writer. Thank you Epi!


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epigramman 4 years ago

notice the spelling of 'comment' lol lol - yeah love can do that to you.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Hahahaha!!! (smiles*)


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida

Spy, I love this revelation! Josh said just about everything I feel, so I won't repeat it. I'm so pleased to see your emotional growth. You're a beautiful woman with a wonderful story to live. I plan on turning the pages with you!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Brave..thank you! Let us turn every page of our life with great and courageous heart.


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida

Amen, sister!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

hehehe thank you Brave!


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rahul0324 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

In the real and practical life .... there is no " happily ever after" and I am glad you know it spy,...

Knowing this fact does not relieve you from the pain.. but yea... It can make you able enough to love with it...

Beautiful Write Spy.... felt every word of it


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Hi M, I like the way you think and I hope you write that story without the hero. I'm so over happily ever after :) Awesome video choice!


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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

So very sad, but there is always tomorrow to turn another page, and one never knows - so there is hope. There is One whose love for you is unending. In His Love, Faith Reaper


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Hi Rah,,thanks for stopping by. Yeah, i guess that's the way it is..


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Oh shine, thank you so much!! maybe in one time of our life, we are better off single-crowned! :)


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Hi Faith, you're right, there is always hope when you have the courage to turn the smudged page.


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Maria Cecilia 3 years ago from Philippines

I wonder if this is your personal love story or a product of your very prolific imagination = good writing that brings your readers in that particular world that you are describing.... I also don't like love stories (books yes but please let's set aside my love for korean drama LOL), it seems written for the most good looking guy and the prettiest.....LOL...but you know things like those will pass.... It was hard at first I know... first you need to contend with the missing him syndrome, then the pain, the ego, etc...LOL but it will all pass...and you will be happier... accepting you are feeling pain will really help, until you yourself will get tired of it and you will realize in the end that you don't feel anything at all... I felt the worst falling in love and so glad I got over it.. but can't seem to find a man that can attract my heart again, not that I still have this lingering affection, not at all, I just don't feel it and no one near me can really attract my heart.... I tried to write my own love story fictional but even I can't end it or don't know how to end it... can you help me? but then Goodluck to you.. this is another great story... full of emotions as expected


lovedoctor926 3 years ago

In the real world, there's no such thing as Happily Ever After. Of course, fairy tales are written for children so the illusion of having the prince kiss you and then Snow White wakes up and it's all good is like a dream come true. I don't believe in all that soulmate activity either. I think a person can be compatible with more than one person. As long as you find someone who you are attracted to and shares your same values and has a passion for life, you are all good my friend..


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unknown spy 3 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Hi Maria Cecilia. your message made me smile..well, its a combination of reality and imagination, of pain and sweetness of love, of hurts and happiness. But then, congrats for making it to the finish line, I myself could not really do what you've done!

At first, couldnt find the perfect ending but then, I just write what I really want for an ending..but never cared to retouch it because everytime I read it, it will remind me of a 'should have been' story of my life. it's sad though.

i know what you feel because i only loved one man my whole life.and finding another man who could make your heart smile is impossible for me :)

maybe you could end the story with a decision..what will you choose? then twist it like a suspense :)


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unknown spy 3 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

hello lovedoctor.agreed! you are sooo wonderful! thank you so much for the message. im asd thought that your hub interview was re-edited. i love that hub.

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