Welcome to The Three Things Challenge.
Below are three things that may, or may not, be related. Simply read the prompt and see where your creativity takes you.
You can use one, two or all three words in your post, there are no restrictions regarding length, style, or genre apart from keeping it family friendly.
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Your three words are:
The knock sounded at the door again. Thomas struggled off the couch and headed to the front door. He looked out the peephole and saw it was his ex-friend Joseph. He looked alone. No sign of Wayne or Jimmy.
Thomas unlocked the door and inched it open a bit. “What do you want Joseph? I told you we were no longer friends. I am still very upset over what you did to Ginny and me.”
“Thomas, look I have thought about it and I was quite an ass, I know that, but please can’t we be friends again? Wayne and Jimmy don’t know what happened and they don’t understand when I keep giving them excuses as to why we can’t get together anymore. They think Ginny is the reason why we aren’t friends anymore. That she is the reason there is no time for just us to get together.”
“I didn’t tell Ginny what you did in detail. She told me she hadn’t seen you guys in a few months and had no idea what happened between us. She hasn’t mentioned the fact that you aren’t around either. Listen, I am babysitting right now and the twins are screaming. They either need to be changed, fed or both. I need to take care of them right now. We can talk about this at another time. Ginny and I have other friends and they are mostly couples. We don’t have a lot of time to spend with our single friends anymore. We are engaged and planning our wedding. I can’t think of many reasons for us to be friends anymore. You were part of my old life and I am afraid that goes for Wayne and Jimmy as well. Look I have to go as the twins are screaming upstairs.”
Thomas shut the door in his face. He could see the disappointment, but he had outgrown those guys. They didn’t fit into his new life with Ginny. They didn’t even have jobs. They just hung around and he didn’t know if they planned on going back to school or not.
Both he and Ginny were busy working and going to school. Ginny was in school all day full time and worked part time at night at the same restaurant as his mom in the evenings and on the weekends. And he worked all day and took technical school classes at night after work, Monday through Thursday, which is why he was home this Friday night to watch the kids.
Joseph knocked on the door again and asked if Thomas thought his mother might be able to get him a job as a busboy at the restaurant where she and Ginny both worked.
“I don’t know man, you would have to ask her. I am not doing it for you. Why don’t you just go apply there? I doubt my Mom would be interested in helping you get a job. She knows what you did to Ginny and I. Please get out of my life. I am sorry about Wayne and Jimmy, but we have just outgrown each other.
“Oh man, please don’t do this. We all miss you.”
“Jacob and Mary I will be right there. Hang on,” Thomas yelled up the stairs. “Goodbye Joseph.” Thomas shut and locked the door, ignoring the pounding of Joseph’s knocking.
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