Kevin kicked the stool in front of him. It went crashing to the ground, a stool leg snapping in two. He cursed, looking down at the broken stool in dismay. The broken stool seemed to mimic how damaged things were in Kevin’s life lately. A reminder he did not appreciate. He didn’t have the money to replace it.
Kevin’s girlfriend had broken up with him only 15 minutes ago, sitting in that very stool. Kevin knew that their relationship had been on the rocks for a while now, but that didn’t make it hurt any less that it had finally ended. He had been with Lena for 6 years. They had gone through college together, and used to be practically inseparable. They liked the same music, followed the same sports teams, and she had laughed at all his lame jokes. Granted, their interests had drifted independently a bit since then, and she didn’t seem to laugh at Kevin’s puns nearly as much, but that wasn’t why Lena said she was ending it. what had been a cruci