First Line Friday 08 Nov 19

Dylan Hughes is our host for this fortnightly Friday challenge.
Details can be found

https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/19271780/posts/2477441354

Our first line this week is:
“Never burn a bridge you could push them off later.” 

Sam could not believe Joe had just said that.
‘Why on earth would I want to push someone off a bridge?’

Joe shrugged.
‘I’ve watched you offer umpteen olive branches and try to build bridges, in the emotional sense of course, then seen you crumple when the person concerned beats you with it or sets a virtual match to it. Now you need to think about reverse tactics.’
‘How so Sherlock?’ she teased.
‘Let them build it. Let them come to you. It will take time, years maybe, but eventually their curiosity will get the better of them and they will want to make sure they’re not missing out on anything. It’s typical of human nature.’
Sam thought about it. It was an interesting theory, and she had actually long given up on the hope of any reconciliation.
‘OK. I’ll give it a go.’
‘Good girl.’
She broke into the grin he so loved.
‘Do I get first push then?’ she asked.
‘Of course! And I’ll be right beside you to watch their surprise!’

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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5 Responses to First Line Friday 08 Nov 19

  1. Sadje says:

    I was wondering how to fit in the line! You did it so well. The rest from blogging has sharpened your story telling. 🥳👍

  2. Violet Lentz says:

    A clever, yet wizened response. Patience is a lost art. Nicely done.

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