Wednesday Story Day – AKA Hump Day

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It’s Wednesday Story Day again. This week is a brand new story, and I have to take a moment to offer some condolences to those who didn’t have their seatbelt fastened for the conclusion of Bob and Charlotte’s little soap opera. I can only hope Y’all recover quickly. So this week we will join a couple of college kids who are sitting in the Student Union and trying to figure out what to do for the weekend.

“So I don’t care what we do Ben. I know I don’t want to party too hard. Next week is midterms, and I have to get some studying done.”

“I’m with you one hundred percent. If I don’t pull an A on my Psych exam, I’m going to get a C, and that will be the end of my scholarship.”

“Why don’t we just stay in and study?”

“You know it sounds like the right thing to do.”

“We could make it fun. You know we could order pizza delivery and maybe watch a movie.”

“Now you’re talking. I want to see an oldie. In fact, it’s for my writing class.”

“A movie for a writing class? That sounds odd.”

“I know right? The professor recommended this move as a study in the dialog.”

“Which one is it?”

“Chinatown with Jack Nicholson. It’s available on Netflix.”

“Well I never heard of it but I’m game. Why don’t we watch it and study at my place? We can stream the movie.”

“Cool, then we don’t even have to go out.  What about your roommate?”

“Oh, she’s going home this weekend. Some wedding or something.”

“Perfect. We will be alone.”

“What is that look?”

“What look?”

“Then we will be alone look.”

“I don’t have a look.”

“I know you Ben, and you have a look.”

“Well, maybe I was thinking we could get close again.”

“By close you mean intimate right?”

“Er, um.”

“We agreed we were going to keep sex out of our relationship. Remember?”

“Sure I remember. I still miss it, though.”

“Well maybe someday we can think about it but for now forget it.”

“Yes, sir. I mean yes Alexis.”

“Don’t give me that puppy dog look. We agreed we didn’t need the complexity right now.”

“I know. Let’s drop it okay.”

“Good idea. What kind of soda do you want?”

“How about root beer. Not that diet stuff either.”

“You want chips with that?”

“I love you.”

“I know.”



  1. Hurray for a new story! Boo for diet root beer. Gross.

    1. I agree. Give me the full hit or nothing.

      1. Diet soda has always tasted empty to me anyway. Then there was the diet caffeine free stuff that tasted like foul water.

      2. I call it slippery sweet water

      3. That sounds better than it tastes.

  2. All root beer is yuck – but then I live in the wrong country (and we prefer ours warm and without the fizz… ewwww!) 😉

    1. I would say it sounds yucky. 🙂

  3. Study, sex, pizza, root beer, movies…trying to figure out which (if any) of these will be/remain relevant in the weeks to come. Oh, the heck with. I’m just going to go with the flow John.

    1. I think that is the best way. That’s what I’m doing.

      1. That’s like overhearing that your pilot is a trainee John, just sayin.

      2. Ha ha ha. (Even worse: never flown before)

  4. They always say, “I love you” right after you’ve told them you don’t want sex.

    1. He only meant that because she mentioned chips.

  5. Interesting. I fell like I might have lived this story at one time or another…

    1. I mean feel… oy.

      1. I have fallen a number of times when feeling something.

    2. There is a little of all of us planned in this one.

  6. I sense some unanticipated consequences for this study session….

    1. Good sense Phillip. You usually have a good handle on the subtle.:-)

  7. Well, I kind of miss Bob and Charlotte, but this has piqued my interest. Lots of room for “drama” in the college years, John! Well written — should I buckle in for another thrill ride, or are we heading for a different genre this time??

    1. I can only say my genre is Thrillers. So like the teach old dog new tricks saying may be impossible to change. I’d keep your belt fastened.

      1. I was hoping you’d say that!!

  8. Ha ha ha. Boys will be boys. I wonder how these two will end up. Intriguing start except for the root beer. 😀

    1. Everyone hates the idea of root beer. I love root beer

      1. Sorry about that, John. To each his own, I guess and good for you for sticking up for your root beer. 😀 😀 😀

  9. You, John, are the MAN.

    1. Thanks for the visit and comment

  10. Hi John. I can’t wait to see where this one goes. Oh-oh the dreaded puppy dog look! 😀 Huge hugs.

    1. Yes. Number one in the male handbook

      1. It’s fun & exciting to kickoff a new serial. Enjoy!

      2. Thanks. I hope you do as well.:-)

  11. Hmmmm … a light-hearted romance? Two students studying for midterms, pizza, root beer, and Chinatown. What could go wrong? 🙂

    1. Ha ha ha. You are right. What on Earth could go wrong.

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