Day 16 – Someone or Something You Definitely Could Live Without

I’ve been sat here for the last hour (after walking the dog for some fresh air and inspiration), trying to complete a 360-word first chapter for the short story I’m working towards with my evening course. I’ve fallen short by about 130 words (very unlike me – perhaps it’s because I’m writing this in the first person of my character?) and, well, I’ve turned to taking a break before lunch and I find myself here, attempting a new challenge on a new day… After having already checked my e-mails and Facebook! 😛

There are definitely times where I feel I could live without my dad. In truth, I’ve been doing this for most of the last nine-years. I’m not seeking anything ’emotional’ from him but he is ‘useful’ when I need to get my van serviced or something and, occasionally, when I need a hand moving stuff. But, there are plenty of garages around locally that I could use and get to know and, if I had more friends then, I’d automatically have more helping hands. 🙂

Most of these day challenges have been focused around people so, today, I’d like to try and focus on something rather than someone…

Day 16 – Something I Could Definitely Live Without

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Being Friends

This follows on from my First Date post.

I awoke the next morning to find a text message from Jan, simply asking whether I’d made it home safely. I guess she was waiting and hoping to hear from me first and, I would’ve texted her sooner, if only I hadn’t felt so flat that morning. From the minute I walked in the door late on Saturday night, I knew I was missing her company. I was all alone again. Anyway, I told her how nice it was to meet her, how I’d look forward to seeing her again and she replied to say that I should’ve just said “I think you’re fat and ugly“, exclaiming that she wanted her books back! She wasn’t the only feeling low and, later that day, at my mum’s house, I burst in to tears when she asked me about how the day had gone.

After a few days, I spoke to her on the phone and she seemed to have calmed down considerably. She was deeply apologetic; stating that she gets like that sometimes because of her condition and that she never meant to react in such a way. We agreed that I would see her again in two-weeks’ time, while we both kept looking for other matches on the dating website. I would’ve gone up to see her sooner but, she has her daughter with her every other weekend.

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