My truth. My life.

Pull yourself together


Before you read this you might want to read the first installment of my story.  Nerves .


It took me a minute for it to register that is was actually him getting out of the car.  I never pictured him driving a convertible of any type.  Yet there he was, sliding out of the driver’s seat of BMW Roadster.  I glanced across the street at the coffee shop that looked very inviting right now.  “NO!” I thought “Pull yourself together!”

I needed enough courage to just say hello, then hopefully everything would fall into place.  I took one shaky step in his direction when I noticed the passenger door open. I felt my stomach drop to my knees when I realized she was with him.

This was done for Friday Fictioneers:



Make every word count.


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This week’s photo is from my longtime friend Jean Hays, a gifted artist. The stained glass is an example of her work.


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19 thoughts on “Pull yourself together

  1. Ahhhh!!! Keep going. Now what? Can’t wait to see where the story unfolds. Another fabulous job!

  2. It’s all about the cliff hangers…
    Next installment please.

  3. so much anticipation. does she belive in her feelings yet, or not?

    tight and well written

  4. Ouch… straight to the heart.

  5. Well, then, the question is speaker the other woman, the wife, the ex, the…

  6. i really hate when this happens…mystery woman…what next…waiting is hard.

  7. Oh, that awful SHE. Maybe she’ll step out in front of a beer truck. He could so much better . . . .

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  9. Oh, I feel for her. This is an interesting series.


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