During an otherwise uneventful drive, I said to my boyfriend about a man we know, "He makes the perfect husband, he is loyal and dependable." My boyfriend laughed, glancing at me and away from the road for longer than I was comfortable with, and said I was crazy, "And besides, no man would want to … Continue reading The Perfect Husband
A Conversation over Lunch.
Kate sat in the dining hall across the table from Kella and tried not to look as uncomfortable as she felt. "Is it the windows?" Kella asked, "They aren't real. It's just a projection. A lot of people get claustrophobic after months and months on the ship. The projection of the stars and space seems … Continue reading A Conversation over Lunch.
It’s My Opinion
Leave me alone with my opinion, please. Do not question its validity, its very worthiness because it does not correspond with your own. You are older than I am, and more experienced, it is true, but that does not mean you know what is better for me. This is not 1952, we are not your parents. A husband can … Continue reading It’s My Opinion
Just a Trim
Jen marches into the seemingly empty kitchen and eyes the house plant. It hangs neglected, yellowed, wilted, from a hook in the ceiling. Jen crosses the room, snatches the shears from the knife block then turns to attack the plant. "A house full of people, and no one takes care of the plants." She says … Continue reading Just a Trim
More on Friendship
Part one: comments and critiques may break my bones, but silence will break my heart. RuleOfStupid wrote an awesome post about feedback and friendship and other stuff... 🙂 Something he said struck me, and hopefully he wont mind if I quote: "People who really know you can’t be mean to you, because they know your … Continue reading More on Friendship
On Friendship, continued.
Once upon a time... OK, actually, two weeks ago, I was at work and a client said something unbelievably nasty to me. It was so nasty, it made me cry. I do not normally cry at work. In fact, I don't think I have ever cried at work. My instant and perhaps childish reaction to … Continue reading On Friendship, continued.
"Ah, this is why I have no friends!" is something I say often. When, for instance, I blurt out my true opinion about my boyfriend's clothing choices, or after I spend five days in a row in my pajamas watching Lord of The Rings, the extended version with all the behind-the-scenes footage, for the tenth … Continue reading On Friendship