Woman to Woman #4

This week in Tuesday Tales, the snippet comes from Woman to Woman. This story is a woman-to-woman romance, so scenes will be of a F/F nature. If this offends you, feel free to move onto to another Tuesday Tales snippet.

In Tuesday Tales, a group of authors write to a word or picture prompt each week. This week we’re writing to a picture prompt. There were several to choose from. This is the one I chose. Reading will be quick – picture prompt posts are limited to 300-words.

Enjoy the snippet here, then go check out the other delightful tales you’ll find at Tuesday Tales.

The minutes and hours ticked by too slowly, but finally the end of Paige’s workday arrived. Once she clocked out, she breathed a sigh of relief that the work for pay portion of the day was done. Now it was just to deal with her home life for the remaining hours.

Although she was glad to leave work, she didn’t feel like going home either. As she pulled out of the parking lot, Paige looked with longing at the cozy coffee shop tucked away in the back corner of the shopping center. Sitting there with a chai tea – all alone – seemed like a more favorable way to spend the next few hours.

As much as she would have liked to retreat into a quiet moment by herself, Paige pulled out and drove home instead. It was almost twenty miles through two small burgs, miles through the desert and more miles on a dirt road. Once she crossed the dry riverbed there were only a few more curves on the dirt road before she pulled up in a flurry of sand and dust.

Dave rushed out to meet her, anxious to sit and talk on the patio area under the RV awning as they usually did each evening. How was your day? What do you want for dinner? What are we doing this weekend? How do you want to start the garden? How’s the car running? Have you heard from the boys? Do you want me to go do laundry tomorrow?

Just because he’s been home all day alone, he wants to talk all night. And talk and talk and talk.

The thought irritated Paige. She jumped up and headed towards where the four-wheeler was parked. “I’m going to go ride for a bit before we eat.”

Dave sported a perplexed look. “How come you’re always riding the four-wheeler around now?”

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10 thoughts on “Woman to Woman #4

  1. I totally get how burdened she feels — earning the living, working all day at a job she may not enjoy. Then having to listen and maybe entertain Dave all evening. Women do so much and don’t seem to get enough time to be alone with their thoughts. Always so responsible. That makes me nuts, too. I so identify with her and her frustration at the lack of understanding Dave displays about her, her day, and what she really needs. Boy, this sure touched a live wire in me! So well done. I totally relate.

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