One of my most favorite bloggers on WordPress wrote this very powerful flash fiction story in response to my post on men.
I recommend you give it a read ’cause it reflects a reality that I agree exists and in fact, needs to be addressed.

Jennifer Terry

photo-20160111132111179 Photo Prompt – Etol Bagam

Olivia had a free afternoon.   That’s how she’d ended up at Murphy’s, alone in a corner booth next to the window, sipping merlot, halfway through Girl on the Train.

“Do you mind if I join you?”  She looked up at the man, annoyed – she hated being bothered while reading.

“I’m flattered, but I really just want to be alone.”

He traced his finger along her upper arm and she cringed away.  “Come on, let me buy you a drink.”

“No, thank you.”

“A beautiful woman like you shouldn’t be sitting here all alone.”  He sat in the booth across from her.

Olivia sighed.  She knew what would get rid of the guy.  “My boyfriend’s on the way.”

He raised his hand in surrender and left to bother someone else.  He didn’t respect her but he respected a man that didn’t exist.

Olivia closed her book…

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9 thoughts on “Haven

  1. So I found this post with zero comments – seems like the best place to ask.
    How are you and how is everything? You vanished from the blog and scene, I was just going through some posts and saw your comments.

      1. You don’t need to suffer alone, I mean you can share to ease the pain and have a shoulder to vent on.
        I mean this is why we have WordPress remember. Or wordpress pen friends.

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