Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Right Thing (4)

The action thus far: after Tim had gotten dumped by his girlfriend, he basically spent the week spiraling downwards into a deep dark depression. Concerned, Melvin decided to take matters into his own hand. He called up former friend of Jessie's, Tamara, to help him get Tim out of the house and to the Extravaganza.

They successfully got him out of the house and to the front yard, where they manage to get him dressed and on the road to the park. When they got to the park, Tim was still down in the dumps, but when he saw the concert stage he decided to check out the live music.

Tim started to really get into the music, and between that and the beer, was finally turning back into his old self. Jovial, confident and boisterous, he finally felt like that things were indeed turning out for the better.

Then he saw his former girlfriend. Crushed, he staggered out the beer garden and wandered around the park in a daze. Melvin trailed along, trying to keep both an eye on him and an eye out for Tamara.

While he was searching for Tamara, Tim found her walking into her. After breaking down again, Tamara managed to get him out of harm's way and to a park bench, where they could have more privacy.

We pick up the action at where Tamara is returning from a food booth.


  1. What kind of music did Tim really start grooving to? I'm piqued!

  2. Wow, I thought I'd had some awkward first dates!

  3. Jannie: Good question.

    I've heard pyschobilly described once, but I'm damned if I can remember it.

    Mostly I would think he would start grooving to some kind of alternative country/hard rock mix (which come to think of it, is probably what psychobilly is).

    The band name itself is a purely fictional creation.

    R.K.: I've had some awkward first date, second date, multiple dates and finally marriage...:D

    But nothing quite like this.

  4. Did I mention how much I love Wednesdays? (Well, technically it's Thursday, but whatev...)

    Great story, G. And I can totally relate to Tamara, seeing as my sense of humor can be "a little strange" as well.

  5. Damn you got me reading fiction! How did that happen? When does the serial killer arrive?

  6. Bschooled: See, I got you to look forward to something that only takes a couple of minutes out your busy week...I'm glad you you're enjoying the story.

    I can relate to Tamara as well, since my sense of humor is beyond strange. :D

    Joe: Glad I was able to get you to try something new this year.

    I guess it was my wit and charm that got you to read fiction. That or flat out begging on bended knee...:D

  7. OK this is totally unconnected, but you must go visit my friend Fireblossom at Word Garden (link on my blog) to read about finch porn and a lusty male named George. :)

  8. Finch porn?

    Sounds interesting. I actually do have your friend's blogs bookmarked, as she came by for a visit the other day.

    Whenever I get someone new that stops by, I always check out what they got for blogs (if any).


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