100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups

only 100 words, suitable for PG certificate and in by Monday 30th January. – here is the prompt
~ …you bought her what… ~ here is my entry:

So much anticipation. Did you not think, even for a moment, that the pressure of receiving your gift would overwhelm your efforts once again? I know I did.

It feels sometimes like you don’t even know her. Like you wish she could be someone else. Your gifts come with a message – you’re just not good enough. It wasn’t something she would ever choose for herself. Expensive, and frivolous. Trying too hard to be sexy. She’ll never wear it. She’ll think she would look ridiculous. She’ll just add to the others she keeps hidden away. And resent you all the more.

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