Friday, February 3, 2012

Friday Fiction: Welcome to Singles Night, Chapter 5

(A word of caution:  this fiction series may occasionally stray from a PG-13 rating to an R rating.  Proceed at your own risk.)

If you missed chapter 4, click here.

If you need to go back to chapter 1, click here.

            At one point Rick came up behind her and puts his arms around her, and Sandy knew all she needed to do was turn around; and she wanted to—it had been so long since a man had made love to her.  And probably Rick would be a tender lover.  But she was just too scared.  

She broke loose and made a last desperate attempt to locate those keys in the kitchen.  She shuffled things around on the table, and at last they fell out of the phone book.  They must have somehow slipped in between the pages when she had carelessly tossed them on the table before she left.

            Hastily, she rushed Rick out of her apartment, into her Volkswagen, and drove him home.  In his driveway, he gave her a couple of lingering kisses, “to sleep on.”  Then he said goodnight and got out of the car.  He promised to call her the next day.

          Rick never did call, and after a week, Sandy realized he wasn’t going to.  He probably assumed she was a total nut case!  She often wondered what would have happened if he had called.  Would she have been less terrified the next time?   “I guess I’ll never know,” she thought. 

          The next weekend Sandy’s son and daughter were staying with her instead of going to their dad’s, so she didn’t go out, other than to take the kids to see a movie.  It was fun to have them when she wasn’t working.  Usually, per their custody agreement, Kim and Danny spent weekends and vacations with her ex, unless they agreed to ab alternative plan.   John was on a business trip to London and wouldn't be back until Sunday, so she had agreed to keep the kids.

          On Friday night, she had supervised their homework completion, despite their moans and groans.  Then they spent Saturday and Sunday baking cookies, playing Uno, and had gone to see Star Wars at the movie theater, which totally thrilled Danny.  Kim, the older of the two at 12, was more reserved in her praises. 

             “It was pretty good,” she admitted, “but Princess Leia’s hair was lame!  Like a couple of doughnuts on her ears!”

          At work the following Monday, Ginger was full of fun stories about her vacation escapades when they met for lunch.  Then she asked Sandy what she’d been up to in her absence.  When Sandy told her about going back to Country Connections and meeting Rick, Ginger was delighted. 

           “So he was really hot, huh?  Did you jump his bones?” asked Ginger.
           " I was too freakin’ terrified,” responded Sandy.  “I’m lucky I didn’t pee in my pants in panic!”
            This sent both women into fits of giggles, as Sandy told her the ‘rest of the story,’ the missing car keys and her frantic search for them.  Ginger laughed so hard at Sandy’s recounting of the experience; she had to dry the tears of laughter from her eyes.
            “We definitely have to hit that place again this weekend,” Ginger exclaimed.  “It sure beats sitting at home watching television!”
            “I think Elizabeth might come with us, too.  She had a good time and may be up for another run at the place,” said Sandy.  “I’ll check with her.”
             “Sounds like a plan.  The more, the merrier!” Ginger added as she folded her lunch bag and headed back to her office.


Brian Miller said...

hmmm...will she get another chance...nice next step in this tale eva...

and good to have you back...

Helene said...

You are such a talented writer! I love that you're taking a risk and putting your talent out there in writing for the world to read!

Terri Sonoda said...

Hi Eva; Firstly, my apologies for my tardiness in climbing aboard this really FUN fiction train. I just finished all 5 installments, and I can honestly say, I was hooked after episode number one. Will our heroine find true love? Or really good sex? Or both perhaps? I can't wait for number six. You've done it again, got me hooked. Of course, I knew it would happen.
Great job!

Sue said...

Ahhh, the plot thickens!


Al Penwasser said...

You ARE a talented writer. You teased us, then had Sandy shoo Rick out of the house with no doubt a case of "Indigo 'Nads." I was planning on reading a hot story. Then, put on some "Barry White" and lay in wait until Mrs. Penwasser came home.
But, he never called. So, it serves him right.
So, those were doughnuts on her head?

Eva Gallant said...

Terri: Thanks again for the shout out on Twitter!
And thanks for coming along for the ride!

Unknown Mami said...

You're a big tease, making me wait until next week for more action.

The Frisky Virgin said...

I'm loving this!

Pat said...

Al's comments just crack me up!

I hope that Rick was just away on business or something!

You keep us guessing!!