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“I’d rather have a day of fantastic with you than years of ordinary with someone else,” she said to Jasper.
Her life devolved into a nauseating carnival ride of infrequent ecstasy succeeded by tumultuous lows when angry tears, alone, frequently befriended her.
She remembered her pity for Jane and Mac, her best friends who were best friends before their marriage. That seemed bloodless. Where was the passion?
Alone, in front of the fireplace while the wind whipped branches across the windows, Megan sipped a watery pinot while craving a different man—a friend—and an ordinary life.
26 thoughts on “Ordinary #amwriting”
That sounds like a relationship from hell. Up one minute then down the next. I wonder if it is her or him. It might be no different with a friend and an ordinary life.
I think she had a romantic view of love–all passion, all the time..until she discovered that maybe it wasn’t all it was cracked up to be.
That old “be careful what you wish for” came and bit her in the behind. The wild and carefree gets old after a while. I know.. 😉
Ut-oh. Sounds like a story there!
Very nicely done, Sascha. You packed a lot in
Thanks, Neil! 🙂
There’s a lot to be said for a hum-drum existence.Rollercoasters aren’t always fun.
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Very true, Keith. Sometimes you just want a sedate ride, especially after eating. 🙂
Excellently done! Occasional heady days of passion are no match for stability in the end!
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Wild and carefree only works for so long. There’s a lot to be said for an ordinary, safe life. Although a balance of both would be nice. Well told story.
Rochelle, thanks. Yes, I think a balance is the perfect recipe…but that’s probably true of most things.
There’s definitely a lot to be said for stability, especially when there are children involved.
Exactly! Thanks, Christine.
I love the opening line. A Romanticised view of life and love when we are really young vs. how life makes us tick off those views and thoughts as fallacious as we grow with time and experience has been so well portrayed here.
Beautifully written story, Sascha.
Thanks, Moon. That’s exactly what I had in mind. I read the line in a book and thought…well, what if you had more time with that person than just a few hours. Maybe it wouldn’t be as wonderful.
A watery Pinot, that is such a sad picture,
lol. yep! 🙂
It seems it’s human nature to want what others have.
The push and pull of her Megan’s emotions is clear in this, saying one thing and feeling another. Well told.
Nice. Sounds like she’s getting older and wiser. Hopefully, he is too, although I know personally how you can feed off someone like that. May be time for a reality check. Great story that it has me thinking about it so much!
I can’t get a higher compliment than someone say that a story has left them things. Thank you so much. 🙂
I love the outstanding analogy you have drawn here, Sasha.
Brilliant piece of writing I must say.
Thank you so much!
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It sounds like the old saying, “Marry in haste and repent in leisure.” She was too much of a dreamer and Jasper took advantage of it. She needs a hobby. 🙂 — Suzanne