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Below are three things that may, or may not, be related. Simply read the prompt and see where your creativity takes you.
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By Tessa Dean March 2020
“Ronnie,” Cassie said to her best friend, “Peter seems to think he was born into a rich family. He sees nothing wrong with just doing a few odd jobs so he has gas money for that old truck his dad gave him. He never takes me out on a date that isn’t free. And he doesn’t understand that I have to work and help my mom out and that I have ambitions and want to go to college. He’s mad at me now because I won’t talk to him or see him until he has a job. Simple as that! He doesn’t like being denied anything. Well he is going to grow up or we are through!”
“Wow Cassie, you sound determined, but I think you are right. When Winston is around we date and he pays for them and I am pretty sure that Marianne and Charlie do the same thing. Except for Marianne who doesn’t have to work, they all have jobs, but Peter. I don’t know what his issue is. He’s lazy for sure. How long are you going to wait until you take up some other guys’ request for a date? I know quite a few of the guys have the hots for you and your long, blond hair.”
“I don’t know. I like Peter a lot, but I am getting tired of his constant whining about me always working. I work 4 nights a week. That leaves three of them open, but he doesn’t have any money. He could get a job on the nights I work and then we could spend the other three together and maybe have dinner or go to a movie once in a while. He doesn’t have any ambition. He is coasting through school. Is he planning on living with his mom forever and never work? I am not putting up with it. I want a career and a family and a hardworking husband who can afford to buy us a house. I can pay half. I don’t mind, but I am not going to be the only one supporting us.”
“Have you decided on a career Cassie?”
“Well that is part of the problem. I want to be a pediatrician and medical school is very expensive and it takes a long time and long hours. Peter or anyone I am with is going to have to understand that and be prepared for it. I will be studying hard and then working hard in the beginning and even with a scholarship I could end up with student loans to pay off. My family can’t help put me through school so it is all up to me. I am willing to put in the time and effort though since it is my dream. I think Peter thinks I am just fooling around.”
***47 words for The Weekend Wrting Prompt***
“There are several elements to our arguments. I am deadly serious when I say I want to go to school and be a pediatrician and that my husband will have to understand my dedication to my goals and that I expect him to work just as hard.”
“Ginny, one of the girls at the restaurant, is also working hard. She is going to nursing school and her Mom was a single mom with no money either. She was getting a scholarship for most of it anyhow. Although when her mom recently passed away from a stroke she found out that her mother had set up trust funds for her schooling and her wedding. She had been trying to set up a wedding on just what she and her fiancé Thomas made working and then her mom passed and the lawyer told her about the trust funds. She took the house and sold it and some of the money from her schooling trust fund and bought a little starter house for her and Thomas to start out with. They are planning a big family. So they will have to move eventually, but it will do for now. It is a cute little bungalow. She invited me over to see it.
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