The Other Side Of Falsity | ZAPFIC MONDAY | Week 6 (11/29/21) - Prompt: growth

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Hello everyone. Welcome back to Week 6 of the ZAPFIC Monday 240-character challenge. I like to participate in this event as I find it a challenge to compile as near complete a story as I can with a maximum character length of 240. @felt.buzz changed up the challenge a bit to create a new format: ZAPFIC Monday. This Monday's prompt is "growth".

I'll share here my wordcounter screenshot showing the exact word count for my microfiction story:

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Below is my story:

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Glenn sat in the church studying the collages.

This last year in counseling helped him realize forgiveness was part of healing.

As his ex-girlfriend and his best friend approached his row, he smiled, then nodded.

That scrapbook was now closed.

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If you'd like to join in, here is the official contest post:

RULES:
  • Post to the Freewriters Community.

  • Use #freewritehouse and #zapfic tags.

  • Please use a word/character counter (if you search for word counter on the internet or in your phone's app store you will get a big choice!) wordcounter.net and include a screenshot. This makes it easier for you and @feltbuzz!

  • Use the prompt provided as you see fit (use your imagination)

  • You have 3 days (until Thursday 23h59 GMT) to post a Zapfic (a story written in 240 characters or less) using the prompt given.

  • Try to tell a complete story if you can!

  • The story should only be 240 characters long (including spaces)

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Thanks,
@justclickindiva

Happy rest of the week everyone with whatever your endeavors.

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Bang, I did it again... I just rehived your post!
Week 83 of my contest just started...you can now check the winners of the previous week!
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A beautiful story ... may we all close the scrapbooks ... bonus points for noting that both church and counseling play a role ... spirituality and mental health work, because one is going to need BOTH to deal with your best friend marrying an ex-girlfriend! This is a DEEP story!

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Hello. Thanks for stopping by. You know, I've seen so many instances during my life that deal with this issue. I always think "why can't they just walk away" instead of tragic endings I've seen so often happen. Taking someone else's loved one in a manner that's irreversible won't solve the perpetrator's problems. Only spiritual growth can help in any way one can find.

I appreciate your read and support of my story. Have a good rest of your week.

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I think the problem is -- and it is a problem that takes spiritual growth -- people want to be in control, to be God over their situation. When that loved one changes the game, it's not just the act of betrayal, but it also gives the lie to the illusion of control. Unless the person is ready to give up that LIE, they wreck themselves, right there, because with every step the other person takes that is not under their control, their self-delusion is shattered. Murder is a form of wickedly asserting control over someone's life and death, and it is why those who cannot get past a betrayal sometimes resort to it ... not realizing that in that act, they will go through many, many, MANY further losses of control. That path goes only downward -- the RIGHT path is to seek the spiritual growth and emotional and mental support to just let go.

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You are correct in that the situations are reduced to the control factor. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. The situations spreads from personal to worlwide when any type of exerted control over another is threatened. Other countries with alternate forms of democracy is seeing this unfold as control grapples to slip from their hands.

Appreciate your engagement. Take care.

!LUV

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Thanks for the LUV ... and yes, our worldwide troubles (and some closer to home) have many of the same roots.

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That's like a hangout with the collages

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Hello @youngelder. Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to read my micro story. He was admiring the collages of the couple who was getting married.

I appreciate your support. Take care and have a good rest of your week.

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That scrapbook is closed , I have some scrap to close !! Hahah thanks for writing again

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Hello. I think we all do. It's just a matter of how we go about it for our wellbeing. I've decided to close some also for 2022. My mom used to tell us not to go into the new year with a monkey on your back. Strange saying for a child, but now I understand all those sayings she was trying to embed.

Thanks so much for stopping by and viewing my microstory. I appreciate your support. Have a good rest of your week.

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Well to your mum in heaven I am gonna take her advice and relieve myself of some monkeys. It’s that time !

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