A year in moments #9 – the story based on a poem

He laid awake, looking to his left. The light was just starting to peek through the curtains. She was facing away from him, sleeping. He watched her shoulder and the curve of her back, just exposed by the covers. She gently turned over to him, her eyelids giving away that she wasn’t yet awake. He … Continue reading A year in moments #9 – the story based on a poem

A year in people #87 – a dick

Years ago Meet guy at work Both attracted to each other from the get go Hang out a lot Great chat Lots of messages Become friends Go out, spend the night together He stops messaging Stops chatting at work I raise it. Is there an issue? No, I've just been busy Right mate. It was … Continue reading A year in people #87 – a dick

A year in people #66 – the project manager

"Where the hell are my clothes?" I thought to myself. I woke up, my head pounding. I opened one eye, and promptly shut it again. Ouch. Uh-oh. That familiar feeling as you realise you're hungover and you start to piece together what happened before you fell asleep. There was a pub. Drinks. Work colleagues. Definitely … Continue reading A year in people #66 – the project manager

A year in people #62 – the guy who ghosted me

Short story. Quite happy being single. But. Met a guy, got on well, swapped details. He messaged daily. Seemed genuinely interested in me and my life. Went on a couple of dates. Seemed to be going OK. Messaging changed. Didn't stop completely, but you know when you can just tell? "I reckon I'm getting ghosted" … Continue reading A year in people #62 – the guy who ghosted me

A year in people #58 – the 21 year old

I was 31. There was 10 years between us. We met at work; he was doing some kind of graduate placement. It sounds like some kind of Mrs Robinson thing, and if I'd seen that film I'd be able to comment on whether there were any similarities. As it is, I haven't, so I can't. … Continue reading A year in people #58 – the 21 year old

A year in people #51 – the guy with the mini

"Hello is that Tara?" said a voice on the phone. "Yep, speaking." I replied. "This is Jane* from the DVLA." she said. Oh crap, I thought. What's happened? What had I done (or not done)? I was sure I'd paid my car tax. "Errr, well, this is all a bit awkward." she said. Jesus? What … Continue reading A year in people #51 – the guy with the mini

A year in people #44 – D, the guy who never was

D and I enjoyed a wonderful friendship for a few years. Mild flirting, deep conversations, and a mutual understanding of the quite obvious attraction that was there on both sides. But he had a girlfriend, so that's as far as it went. He'd talk about how the relationship wasn't quite working but didn't make any … Continue reading A year in people #44 – D, the guy who never was