There's a Corner of the Web Just for Final Texts

'Because I don't love you anymore,' reads one
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 6, 2015 8:04 AM CST

(Newser) – Question: "You never came. Why?" Answer: "Because I don't love you anymore." That's just one example of the heartbreaking and heartbreakingly awkward posts shared on the latest Tumblr craze: The Last Message Received, reports Mashable. Curated by 15-year-old Emily Trunko, the Tumblr serves as a way for people to share final texts sent from exes, former besties, and love ones who've passed away. Emily, who also runs a Tumblr where people post anonymous letters, says the Last Message blossomed out of her fascination "with glimpses into the lives of other people," per Buzzfeed. "I thought that the last message sent before a breakup or before someone passed away would be really poignant." She was right.

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One user posts the last words from her grandmother, who she says died hours later during heart surgery: "Don't worry. I'll be OK. Love you more," per Hello Giggles. A text from a 22-year-old who was later hit by a drunk driver reads: "I'm not gonna drive drunk. I promise. I'll talk to you later, love." The Last Message isn't entirely depressing, though. People also use it as a place to vent. After sharing a last text from his or her apparently less-than-admirable father, one user writes, "You aren't a father. You are a poor excuse for a man and a human being." Emily says the Tumblr has inspired her to communicate with others differently. "Every message I send to them could be the last one I ever exchange, and every message I receive could be the last one I receive," she says. Submit your own last message here. (Read more Tumblr stories.)

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