It didn’t work #cherrypiecure

posted by susan-oh-susan / may 24 at 11:43 pm / uncategorized / 17 comments

I went to Co-op to buy cherries and lard. And they had fresh cherries!

From California.

But still.

Fresh cherries!

It seemed like a sign.

I bought them.

De-pitted them with a spoon, every single one.


Made pie.


Looked in the mirror.

Looked like a dishrag.

Cried more.

Washed my face with cold water.

Started to drive to his house, but the idea of dealing with the apartment intercom and maybe his roommates terrified me.

Went to Safeway.

He was there.

I didn’t go through the line—I went around to the back. Stood two feet away from his cash. Waited for him to notice me.

He wouldn’t look at me.

I came up all the way to the cash.


“I’m sorry, lady, I’m busy, but I’m sure they can help you at customer service,” he said. Not looking at me.

So I left.


17 comments on It didn’t work:

ilikeherbooty-full: 😦

Caspian00XO: Susan? I’m so sorry, Susan. I gave you stupid advice, and… Susan, listen. Come to Georgia. We don’t have cherries trees where we live, but the stores are full of them right now. We will buy bushels, and Jerome and I will pit them all for you. Marcella, bring Susan to Georgia, the two of you come. Come tomorrow. I’m gonna park my shawty for a few days, she won’t mind, and I’m gonna show you around. Jerome and I will show you around. He has the sweetest car. Ok, Susan? Come to Georgia. We’ll cheer you up.

ilikeherbooty-full: Come to Georgia, Susan. We’ll put you up. If you don’t wanna stay with me, you can stay with my mama. It’s a nice place, my place, but I don’t want you to think it’s a hook up or anything. Just come to chill and relax. My mama will put you up. Cougar, bring her. And this isn’t a come-on—just… you know.

BeautifulThingsEveryday: Fuck, Jerome, you made me cry.

susan-oh-susan: Oh, boys. I wish I hadn’t eaten that whole pie.

Caspian00XO: Just come, Susan. You can make another one here.

ilikeherbooty-full: Marcella, did you just text me?

susan-oh-susan: Marcella, I’m having a total break down and you’re flirting with Jerome?

sugar&spice76: Honey, you’re losing track of what’s important here.

susan-oh-susan: I am?

sugar&spice76: God, yes, honey. Reza. Do you love him?

susan-oh-susan: Yes!

sugar&spice76: Then fight for him, honey!

susan-oh-susan: How? I’ve tried! He won’t talk to me! He won’t look at me! He humiliated me!

sugar&spice76: I say it again: do you love him, honey?

susan-oh-susan: Yes.

sugar&spice76: Then fight for him.

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PS A Table of Contents of the Cherry Pie Cure/Susan’s Writing Cure Blog posts can be found at the Cherry Pie Cure landing page.

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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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