Secret Agenda



There’s no such thing
as accidental deception.

Intentional misrepresentation of self
is based solely on personal agenda.


Image source: Digital Art by A ~ I.R.B
Contents compiled: April 17 2017
Originally published: April 17 2017
Copyright © 2016 Inner Ramblings Boulevard

Agony Of Love Series, Poetry, Short Stories, Uncategorized

The Decision


Jack had to decide
between a fantastic job
which it took him years to land
or his relationship with Mary.

He was roughly one year
from making VP of Sales
and his ability to schmooze
is what got him there.

Now how could he use those skills
to get him out of this predicament?
He had a lot to lose on either end
and this would be one
of the toughest decisions of his life!

To include Mary in his plans
would be the wise thing to do.
After all, he owed it to her
To make all this right.


There was a knock on the hotel door.
Mary wasn’t expecting any visitors or room service. She was confused…


Jack! What are you doing here?
I told you I’m not coming home
until you fix this mess!
I’m not gonna have you
make a fool of me Jack, I WON’T!!!

Well that’s why I’m here.
I spoke to her.
I explained that I’m
in a committed relationship
and that what she wants can’t happen.
I also apologized
that my actions were misleading —
that she mistook my playfulness
as something more.
Mary, I made things right.

So how did she take the news?

She was upset but she understood.
Things might be
a little awkward for a while
but it should blow over soon.

I hope so…
I’ve dealt with a lot of this crap
with other guys,
and at this point in my life,
I have no tolerance for any of it!
If something like this happens again
believe me Jack, I’M DONE!

I promise you Mary,
this will never happen again.
Please give me a chance
to make this up to you?
Please come home?


Without a word,
Mary got up from the bed
and went to the hotel phone.


Front desk receptionist:
Front desk, Rosemary speaking,
how may I help you?

This is room 528.
Can you please have my bill ready?
I’m checking out. Thank you.

Front desk receptionist:
Very well ma’am,
we’ll process that right away.


There wasn’t much to pack
as Mary had left the house in a hurry
with her heart in her hands.

She had called in sick from work
to give herself time to think.
Those 3 days felt like 3 weeks.

The checkout process was quick
and Jack paid the bill, and rightfully so!

The ride home was mostly silent,
with bits of awkward conversation
about the cat and the house plants.

Jack was elated Mary was coming home,
but he feared if Mary knew what really transpired she’d end it all.

He was a bit arrogant too, 
he felt he could ‘HANDLE’ this mess
on his own. He believed he had a plan that would fix everything!


[ This is Part 10 of a new series entitled “Agony of Love”. Stay tuned for Part 11. See previous installments here.]

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Contents written: September 18 2016  |  Originally published: September 19 2016|  Copyright © 2016 Moylom Enterprises