This week’s Trifecta Writing Challenge is to create a piece of writing between 33 and 333 words that includes the following definition of the word path:
a) course, route; b) a way of life, conduct or thought.
The challenge this week is community-judged, so you can return to the challenge page on Friday and vote for your top three favorite posts. I would strongly encourage you to do this! The winner gets to display a nifty award on their blog page and has bragging rights to the victory he or she has claimed. Who doesn’t like awards (I mean, other than the 49ers. HAHAHAHA!)? Just as I have been doing for the last 6 entries, this entry is part of a longer story that I am creating. Links to previous installments are below. Let me know what you think!
“How did the conversation begin?”
“I sat down in the seat opposite her. It was incredibly awkward to greet her because we both knew why we were there. I just told her to let me have it.”
“That’s what you said? ‘Let me have it’?” Alex stared at Sam in disbelief.
“What else would you say to the woman who had spent seven years harboring such animosity? I couldn’t likely begin by talking about the weather or how she was doing. Ya’ know?”
“So what did she say?”
“She asked me how I could do this to her, that she thought we had been friends. She accused me of taking advantage of her in order to get close to her husband. She told me that I had broken her heart and stolen the love of her life. She told me that there had been no problems between her and Steve before I came into the picture. She accused me of being needlessly cruel to her during their separation and through the divorce.”
“But I thought you had stayed out of it. Did she forget that?”
“Alex, you know how some women can get. She conveniently forgot a lot about what actually happened. Like, for instance, how I sat down with both Sheila and Steve and told them that if their marriage was worth saving, that I would step out of the way and we could each take a different path in our lives. She forgot that she actually told me she was done with Steve and that she was relieved that he was no longer her problem. She called him all sorts of names and told me that I deserved the problems he was going to bring into my life. She told me she had hated Steve for a long time and that I was doing her a favor.”
“She said this to you before they were divorced?”
“Yeah, she did. But she conveniently forgot all of this over the last seven years.”
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