1.10 // Lies, Groceries & Plans

TEXT ME, CUPID // Episode 1, Scene 10

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Thursday, December 21

At the Thursday meeting, Will lied to Niko and told him he was feeling fine about the Christmas arrangement. He wasn’t. But it was as good as he was going to get. And what did Christmas Day matter, anyway, if you were a de facto atheist? He and the kids could have Christmas Day morning just as well at his place on Christmas Eve.

“Did you go overboard with the presents?” Niko asked.

“Totally,” Will confessed. They laughed. Wished each other merry Christmas, and Niko went off to the airport for his annual Christmas golf vacation in Maui—after he retired from the ring, Niko became an avid golfer, although Will never did manage to picture the former boxer with a golf club in his hand… what would that look like?—and Will went to buy his children more presents.

And, to get a tree for his apartment. A wreath for the door. A kitschy red tablecloth covered with white reindeer for the dining room table.

He did not buy Christmas-themed dishes, but he thought about it. He wasn’t sure about groceries—should they go out for dinner? Maybe. But then, breakfast?

He went to Sunterra and bought everything, including an outrageously priced organic turkey.

“Holy fuck,” he said when the cashier rang it through.

“I know, outrageous, isn’t it? But you’re lucky we had any left,” she said. Smiled. Was she flirting with him? He paused and looked at her. She was adorable. Looked nothing like Amanda. Or Florence. Or Rosie. Jesus. What was wrong with him?

She smiled at him more fully. “Plans tonight?”

He could take her home. She’d show him how to make the fucking turkey.

“Yes,” he said. “Have a good night.”


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About mjanecolette

Writer. Reader. Angster. Reformed Bohemian (not). Author of the erotic romance TELL ME, the erotic tragedy (with a happy ending) CONSEQUENCES (of defensive adultery), the award-winning rom-com (she's versatile) CHERRY PIE CURE, and TEXT ME, CUPID--a (slightly dirty) love story for 21st century adults who don't believe in love... but want it anyway. A sought-after speaker and presenter, Colette is also the author of the Dirty Writing Secrets Series, which includes the non-fiction collection of essays ROUGH DRAFT CONFESSIONS: not a guide to writing and selling erotica and romance but full of inside inside anyway, 101 FLIRTY WRITING PROMPTS TO SEDUCE YOUR MUSE, and ORGANIZED CREATIVE. She's also the curator of the fab YYC Queer Writers anthologies Queer Christmas in Cowtown, Screw Chocolate, and A Queer Summer Night's in Cowtown. Releasing Spring 2020: CUPID IN MONTE CARLO.


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