Wednesday, July 11, 2012

When Want Turns to Need: A Short Story


Once upon a time there was a woman who fell into a routine with a man. It was an unspoken routine, like drinking coffee in the morning. Just like his presence in her life, it wasn't there, and then one day, it just was... It was normal, needed and necessary.  


One day, said woman deviated from their unspoken routine. 
Then the next day said man deviated from their unspoken routine. 

The woman was knocked off of her square for two days.
The man was knocked off of his square for two days. 

On the third day (<------- see what I did there) the woman and the man resumed their unspoken routine, admitting that they both spent two days [too many] knocked off their squares. And as her heart fluttered at his admission and her own, she realized that she can no longer afford to deviate from their routine - the very normal, very routine and now, all of a sudden, very necessary routine.

Said woman is now listening to a whole lot of Mary J. Blige and Lauryn Hill.

The beginning.  

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