Get revenge by being selfish. By focusing everything you have on advancing your own happiness. By cultivating your talents to become a better artisan, by stepping outdoors and allowing your soul to reconnect with nature, by spending time in an empty room and letting your lungs learn to breathe without him.
You’re sick of missionary. And doggy style. Because they’re the only two positions that he ever puts you in.
Have him throw on a leather jacket and pretend to be the bad boy that your parents warned you about. When things get dirty, make sure to keep the noise to a minimum, like you’re sneaking around and don’t want anyone else to hear.
How much effort he puts into making you happy.
You don’t reveal your secrets anymore. You get screwed over every time you open up to someone, so you’ve closed yourself off. It’s better that way.
You’re staying up until 2 AM for the wrong reasons. Because you’re wasted. Because you’re heartbroken. Because you’re bored and lonely and scrolling through social media until you’re forced to surrender to sleep.
Before you see him, you shower. Shave. Slip into a skintight dress. Fill in your eyebrows. Paint your lips. And when you meet up with him, he’s wearing the same T-shirt he wore the last time you saw him.
The woman’s whimpering rose to muffled screaming as a gloved hand reached out with the rusted knife. Pushed back her pretty hair, damp at the roots with blood. That hand dug into her ear, slicing off a chunk, taking a golden hoop and an industrial bar along with it. She was still squealing as the hand picked up the skin and flipped it back and forth in front of the phone camera, like he was a magician showing off a card.
Capricorn: There will be books everywhere. Oversized, wooden desks. A floor-standing globe. Maybe even a typewriter.
When she’s drunk. When all of her inhibitions, her insecurities, and her innocence flutters away. When she isn’t thinking over her words — once, twice, three times — before she speaks. When she says whatever pops into her intricate mind and moves with a clumsy grace.