All’s fair in love and war. It’s a 6.

What does the future hold for our aspiring actor and Rowena? Time will surely tell…
Note: there is some harsh language in the opening sentence.


What the fuck you moanin’ about, she didn’t break up with you man, lighten the fuck up“.  Maybe you’re on a break, aren’t chicks always telling each other “there’s always more fish in the sea?

Thursday was still “party night”; Benny, (who I’d met freshman year at NYU) and I’d been hanging at the Treehouse but got bored by the Gen Z kids and wound up down the street at our usual place, Johnny’s (my parents watched this old TV show, “Cheers“, an imaginary, but not, bar in Boston where “everybody knows your name”, well at Johnny’s, everyone knew our names.)

Benny and I squeezed our way up to the bar, did a shot, quickly downed a beer chaser; then got down to business, ordering a jack and coke for me and another (what else) beer for Benny.

It’d been 2 weeks since I’d seen Rowena, she hadn’t texted, hadn’t called; I wasn’t sure what was going on but I still had reservations at Smoke Jazz and Supper Club, a surprise for our 6 month anniversary (blew me away, but Rowena was heavily into jazz when she wasn’t head banging to old school metal, talk about eclectic taste in music).

While Benny went to take a leak, I wandered deep in smoke laden first date memories of taking Rowena to Birdland, The Blue Note and her favorite, the Jazz Gallery, when I heard Benny yell (sounded more like a howl) from a few bar stools over – “hey, man, c’mere, I want you to meet Amber, she just moved to the city, wants to get some acting gigs; I told her you could help her out.”



17 thoughts on “All’s fair in love and war. It’s a 6.

  1. UP August 29, 2019 / 9:45 pm

    Lots to unpack there. If everyone knows your name, you might be drinkin too much. Good six with a tough cue. I struggled with this one, you did not !! Good job

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge August 29, 2019 / 10:03 pm

      Oh, yeah. Maybe so, lol. So you said earlier today, but I enjoyed your Six. I thought it very well written. I was seeing hope for a new beginning for both of your characters.
      Glad it didn’t appear that way 😀 Thanks


  2. Pat Brockett August 29, 2019 / 9:46 pm

    I don’t know, but I think Rowena might miss out on that six month anniversary date. I wonder if Amber likes jazz?

    Liked by 1 person

    • GirlieOnTheEdge August 29, 2019 / 10:05 pm

      Oh, no! Don’t say that, Pat! You think?? 😀
      Benny. He’s going to be throwing a wrench into this story for sure. He’s a natural born troublemaker lol
      I don’t believe Amber does like jazz. Nope. I’m sure. She doesn’t 🙂


    • GirlieOnTheEdge August 30, 2019 / 6:08 am

      Thought I’d drop in again this week and see how “aspiring actor” was handling his recent relationship woes. Seems they haven’t even begun!

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  3. clark August 31, 2019 / 6:49 am

    there are friends who find action (in the interest, or at least perceived, interest of friends) to be the only thing that matters. outcomes (of their well-intended) efforts of a passing interest only, serving as a marker in time only.

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge August 31, 2019 / 7:10 am

      Agreed. Thanks to the Wakefield Doctrine, I’ve been able to spot this more readily. Being able to identify how a person relates themselves to the world has been a huge asset. Unlike the main character (who’s a little shy), I know what Benny’s all about.


    • GirlieOnTheEdge September 9, 2019 / 9:11 pm

      Surely a test of the relationship, how strong the bond. I wouldn’t give up on our aspiring actor just yet!


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