Amateur storyteller, LEGO fanatic, leader, ex-Detective and human. All sorts of stories: some funny, some sad, some a little risqué all of them told from the heart.
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A hot breakfast
Linda picked up the menu from the table in part to try to give herself a distraction from her nervousness. Since she’d agreed to meet Simon when he was in town, she had felt conflicting emotions of elation and anxiety. It was her suggestion to have breakfast, thinking that there would be less chance of her sleeping with him, she wouldn’t be drinking and there was always the risk that someone she knew might see them together.
When you find out you were the villain
I had someone say to me once “if you’ve never had a psycho ex, odds are you were the psycho ex!” Now I’m going to say straight up, that I’m not a fan of labeling men or women psycho. It is often used to minimize issues or make out that one party shouldn’t be listened to. I have, however, had my fair share of bad relationships.
Strippers and tax deductions
As someone that is an extreme introvert, I often struggled to just walk up to people and commence a conversation. Then I joined the police force and was forced to find ways to talk to people. To this day, much to the dismay of my psychologist, I will use humor to deflect my feelings or to create a persona that allows me to engage with people.
A different type of Pretty Woman story
Now, I am a realist when it comes to my physical appearance. I have never considered myself a visually attractive individual. I’ve got a lot more confidence over the last few years but even now I’d probably rate myself a 6/10. I haven’t got the best physique and I don’t think my face has that classical level of attractiveness.
Seeking the mystery woman who messaged me on Words with Friends
You know people are always so quick to think the worst. How many times do we walk on the other side of the street when we see someone walking towards us that we think looks a bit dodgy? Or maybe we hear an offer and repeat “Well if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is”?
A flight to pleasure
As the impact of the plane touching down reverberated through the cabin, Jodi breathed in deeply to keep herself composed. It had only been an hour-long flight, but it had been so frustrating waiting to get there. Whilst the plane taxied to the aerobridge, she could feel her excitement growing. She had waited for this trip for what seemed like forever, the fact that this day had finally arrived was so pleasing to her.
Why you shouldn't have to speak up more
I am an introvert, but that doesn’t mean I can’t speak, it means that I don’t draw my energy from constant engagement with people. I spent many years teaching myself to have more confidence so I could talk to people and I’m at the point where people don’t always believe me when I say I’m an introvert.
Maybe this will be life in 500 years
The year is 1987 and NASA launches the last of America’s deep space probes. In a freak mishap Ranger 3 and its pilot Captain William “Buck” Rogers are blown out of their trajectory into an orbit that freezes his life support systems and returns Buck Rogers to Earth 500 years later.
You think playing a game in VR is challenging?
The other day my nephew was playing some games with his VR headset. He asked me if I wanted a turn and said I would. Naturally, I was hopeless, and he commenced ridiculing me. To defend my reputation I launched into the tried and true “Well when I was your age, we didn’t have fancy games like that!”