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Regret? ~ A 100-word essay

Updated on February 4, 2012
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Regret?

She had regrets. Sure she did. Most people of a certain age have regrets. Oh, she never hurt anyone. She didn’t lie, cheat, or steal. She paid her bills on time, and only took a penny at the store when she really needed it, leaving a penny when she could. The regrets were still there. They haunted her. Especially at night. In the dark, when the world was so quiet, her brain attacked her. That smartass brain started it all, but the heart was always hurt the most. Her heart was broken. Her regret? She had not used it.

Leaf of Hearts

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100 words about the essay

The essay above came from a dream. I woke up one morning after dreaming of someone that I hadn't thought of in a long time. They were special to me, but we were at different junctures in our lives. It wasn't meant to be. The age difference was just too great. That being said, I believe everything happens for a reason. That reason? He needed to experience the world that I had already experienced. I would have just held him back. I hear he's doing great and that makes me so happy. I just wish I'd stop dreaming about him!

Shadows and Regrets ~ Yellowcard

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      Lisa 6 years ago from Tennessee

      Gypsy, I used to say that I never had any regrets, but as I get older, I find that some are sneaking in. Writing helps with that! Thanks for the vote up!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up. It says so much in so few words. I hate it when my brain takes over in the middle of the night after an extremely hard day and batters me with what if's and what have's etc.

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      Lisa 6 years ago from Tennessee

      Vinaya, thanks for taking the time to read my hub and giving feedback!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 6 years ago from Nepal

      Your work is between prose and poetry, between essay and story. This is a fusion of style. I loved the philosophical pondering in your essay.

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      Lisa 6 years ago from Tennessee

      perfectperception: Thank you for stopping by and the vote!

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      perfectperception 6 years ago from USA

      Very interesting! I like it. Voted up

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      Lisa 6 years ago from Tennessee

      Thank you Jackie!

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      Jackie Lynnley 6 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Just like poetry!

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      Lisa 6 years ago from Tennessee

      Thank you Michael. I appreciate your encouragement!

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      cleaner3 6 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      To have regets is to understand yourself a little bit more. Thanks for sharing, Lisa

      Reget is just a word

      that sounds so blunt

      going back in a search

      for something we hunt.

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      Lisa 6 years ago from Tennessee

      billybuc, thanks so much!

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      Lisa 6 years ago from Tennessee

      Mark Pitts: Thanks! I appreciate the comment!

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      Bill Holland 6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      It is hard to pack so much into so few words but you managed to pull it off...great job!

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      Mark Pitts 6 years ago from United States

      Very good. The challenge will fall before you!I like your short Hubs, too. They show a skill that is rare.

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