The Last Message Received is a Tumblr page created by 15-year-old Emily Trunko at Ohio Virtual Academy. Users submit the last message they got from former friends, lovers and deceased loved ones.
“I’ve always been fascinated with glimpses into the lives of other people,” Trunko told BuzzFeed. “I thought that the last message sent before a breakup or before someone passed away would be really poignant.”
“Hey, we used to be friends, and I really liked you, but it’s over now. There is someone in my life who completes me. I don’t want to lead you on, you are a great girl and I really hope you find someone who means as much to you as she means to me.”
All I had said to him was “Hey.”
“I do apologize, on my behalf, you see I make few regrets, one of them was investing trust in you. Coming from an elitist, I thought you would be able to handle a simple situation, but instead, your little walk today proves you would only add drama to it, and you know I hate drama. I don’t know why you had to fret over this, I thought you were more mature, but again, my mistake, not yours. I gave you the benefit of the doubt though, that’s all I can say that I did right on my behalf. You know my plate is full, and rather than helping me, you would prove to be yet another task to manage, it simply goes beyond rational. I hope you learn that it really isn’t all about you, no matter how much you try to make it so. This may sound like an aggressive letter, but it’s not, rather, it’s my final gift to you, as I know, this is the only way you’ll come to a reasonable understanding of what today was really about. Good luck, and goodbye.”
He committed suicide two years later. It’ll be three years in January, but the guilt never really goes away. Rest easy.