I Say, Read On! [fiction 200]

Toasting at sunset

Rita checked her notes. “So, you are looking for a true soul mate?”

“Yes,” Art said. “That’s why I signed up for Elite Match. I need someone I can relate to, a woman who loves literature, not a liar who lives in a trailer with a litter of kids.”

Rita frowned over her tea. “I see. You sound very irate. Are you upset?”

“I am,” Art admitted. “You were late to our meeting and I drank an ale while waiting. It wasn’t very good.”

“I would have been here earlier,” Rita said. “But one of my kids fed trail mix to our turtle. It ate a lot. I had to call the vet.”

Art rolled his eyes. “I thought you didn’t have kids, Rita. They’re such a trial. Did you lie on the form or alter the information later?”

“No,” she said. “Maybe you weren’t alert when you read my profile. I don’t mean to rattle your cage.”

“I’m fine!” Art yelled. “I’m just going to retreat to the patio and get some fresh air!”

Rita smiled and returned to her notes. At the top was the title of her next book: How I Drove Men Crazy On Dating Sites.

~*~

Written for Rory’s What’s Your Story Then?

Words made from literature: air, ale, alert, alter, are, Art, ate, earlier, Elite, irate, it, late, later, liar, lie, litter, rattle, relate, retreat, Rita, tea, title, trail, trailer, trial, true, turtle

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18 responses to “I Say, Read On! [fiction 200]

  1. Brilliant, Paula 😊

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  2. I see an alter Alter Ego wrecking havoc and having a great time!😂

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  3. Love this. Great ending!

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  4. Ha ha excellent – as to the alter ego .. ha ha indeedy 🙂 Nice tale Paula, nicely done – thanks for taking part 🙂

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  5. Lol! Perfect story.

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  6. LOL. Rita is a sharp writer. I need to put more of my real life stuff in my work. It rings so true!

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