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Rated: 18+ · Short Story · Biographical · #1367671
My way of dealing with the pain of a break up.
  It was a hot summer day about 110 degrees.  I was feeling grouchy, sticky and plain miserable. I was also depressed from a recent romantic break up.
I went to the cold fish pond in a secluded place in the mountains where my lover and I used to submerge ourselves for a cool down in the middle of summer.
  I undressed and stepped in, as I did sweet memories of us came crashing into my mind.
This is the moment I began to cry after waiting several weeks for the tears after our break-up to come.
    The tears began slowly at first and then I heard a gut wrenching howl, it was my heart releasing the anguish that caused such torment to me from the moment I watched him walk away filled with hurt and disappointment. I cried until my throat felt harsh and sore.
    Suddenly for no explainable reason I saw myself in others eyes if someone could see me and how I must look sitting in a freezing pond crying. 

I began to laugh because how would they know what why I was crying? Get out of the pond you silly girl don’t just stand there freezing your tush off! That is what I would think and I laughed with loud abandoned. 
  Then the image of me laughing in the pond became funnier  to me and I became hysterical. 
  My breath was caught up in my laughter and I almost choked.

  This was the point that I realized it was time to retreat from the fish pond it was cold after all.  I gingerly stepped out of the water as I could no longer feel my feet. 

I left the water and touched the ground looking for my clothes while my body was shaking from the arctic pond, as I did so I stopped to look back.
  I smile to myself realizing that I had cried in pain but also I had laughed fantastically.
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