Well it’s that time of the week again where we share a segment of our current WIP. Last week I posted a segment of my story which has the working title of Reunion. Today I’m going to share 20 lines from chapter 3 seeing as it’s the 20th of March. This section is a bit further on in the story. Anna, the main protagonist, has been approached by Melody who she doesn’t know. (Melody is the character who was getting hot under the collar in last week’s WIPpet.) Melody begins to confide in her.
‘I don’t usually confide in complete strangers,’ she said to Anna, ‘but I’ll make an exception this time. The thing is I’ve made some mistakes; I know we all have but I feel so guilty about mine…I’ve not been as good a girlfriend as I could have been.’
‘I think we’ve all had moments when we’ve felt like that,’ Anna said. In spite of needing to get some work done, she was interested to hear what Melody had to say. At the same time though, she felt she was intruding into a complete stranger’s life. Even if that stranger seemed to be inviting her into her secrets. But if Melody wanted to confide in her, where was the harm in listening?
‘I had a serious boyfriend a couple of years ago. We got engaged.’ Melody said. ‘We’d been together for a while but we weren’t living together. He proposed to me before we even started looking for a house. It came out of the blue, I wasn’t expecting it but I was so happy – I said yes straight away.’
‘So what went wrong?’
‘Well eventually we found somewhere to live; he insisted on buying a property, he didn’t want to rent. But by that stage I was finding him really hard to be around. Will was so needy and clingy and…’
Anna didn’t hear the rest of Melody’s sentence.
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