Friday, 22 April 2016

#A-Z Challenge [2016]


Sisters were meant to be able to talk weren’t they? To trust each other. Marianne had shared all her most intimate thoughts, her dreams her concerns, everything, with Jess and now she felt as if she didn’t know her. She was angry at how casually Jess took the whole situation. She took it in her stride as if it were nothing to be unfaithful, to jeopardise a marriage and have your own children’s future hanging in the balance. What if Steven had walked out on Jess? How would that have impacted on her three children?
Marianne arrived at the house hot and out of breath. It had been days since she last jogged and she could quite happily put her trainers on now and run and run and never stop. How could Jess, of all people, do this?
How many times had Marianne said she’d give up the rest of her life to have one year as a married woman with at least one child. She knew it was a stupid thing to have ever vowed. She and Iain had tried for nine years to have a child and Jess was taking her good fortune for granted.
Nothing was making sense. Marianne went straight to the fridge because she thought she had an opened bottle of white wine in there but she was mistaken. She grabbed a carton of juice, tipped back her head and kept on drinking until she felt physically ill.
She needed to talk to someone. Her go to person for helping her sort her head out had always been Jess. Who could she talk to now? Her mind went straight to Richard. To think she’d put Richard off because she wanted to be there for her sister, thought Jess needed her and that she could finally pay her back for all the late nights she’d spent crying herself to sleep on Jess’s sofa.
She was at a loss. She felt as though she’d lost her sister. Any chance to get to know Richard was lost too.

6 comments:

  1. Oh quit moping and call him already. ;) I like the insight into her character in contrast with her sister.

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  2. Nice conflict in the story. I'm curious to what her next move will be.

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  3. I'm beginning not to like her. But then again, I've made even more idiotic mistakes. LOL Maybe she's too much like me! :) Well done, does she shower and go for coffee?

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  4. Why don't she give her sister a chance to explain herself and maybe help her with her husband? We all make mistakes, after all. And give Richard a chance to explain as well. Well, I'm hooked. ;)

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  5. That's a lot to process for Marianne.

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