Some 55-word-stories, related and un-related.
The past is a tricky creature. It never quite stays in its place, does it? It defines the path we take. It makes us who we are. And perhaps it says something about who we will be. Can we ever truly detach ourselves from our pasts? I think not. So I shrug and accept it.
She: I want to meet your ex-girlfriend.
He: What an odd thought! Why?
She: She’s your past and that’s part of you. Getting to know you includes meeting your past.
It’s to know why you like me. If she’s shy, I’ll know it’s my personality. If she’s sweet, it’s my attitude.
“CRAP” he was thinking.
“That’s her??? Your ex-girlfriend is gorgeous.”
“Not the way you are.”
“Right….you didn’t tell me she was so tall.”
“How does it matter? I think you are my perfect woman”
“One that’s shorter than you, you mean?”
“Quiet now…here she comes”
Pretty face, status symbol, too much attention. It must have been about his ego, then.
XX1: I’m glad to meet you!
XX2: Me too! I’ve been hearing so much about you!
XX1: We must talk about books. He said you have a collection!
XX2: I’ve got a book I hope you’ll like.
She’s just like me. Hmm…he’ll be a frequent furniture re-arranger. The same stuff but with a new look.
1 new message!
Hi, I’m disappointed you didn’t come for the engagement. We were friends after all. You could’ve left work early. Anyway, here’re the photographs. Wish you were a part of them.
Photogenic me? But I don’t have that complexion, do I? You always had a thing for fair skin. Congratulations Mr.Fair & Lovely.
She stubbed out the cigarette butt and gazed out of the window, running through the list in her mind. An organized mind aids good decisions.
- The Head girl
- The Beauty Queen
- The Campus Rebel
- The Business whiz-kid
- The Journalist
- The ex-girlfriend of his nemesis
- The Former Colleague
A collector of alpha females, she concluded.