Dave and Jolene (prompt from creative writing)

Posted: November 1, 2010 in Uncategorized

Jolene Amico, amateur artist, 19
Dave Green, newspaper editor, 32

Jolene: I have found the man I want to spend the rest of my life with, and it is at such a young age that I find myself blessed by a great windfall of fortune and unconditional, accepting love. I am a Renaissance painter living amongst the blue tides of Venice, at day creating masterpieces and at night in the arms of my beautiful lover. How ridiculous conventional education seems now! How insignificant my SAT score really is in the face of such a perfect union as I have with my partner.

Dave: How can you deal with a situation that’s escaped all means of control, that you were too weak to deal with, to the point where you realize that maybe, maybe this wasn’t a good idea? How do you go from stable and centered, a comfortable life in a comfortable home, to always being on edge, to losing the house and having nothing to show for it but a prize you never really wanted in the first place? You can’t go back from this, and she was never worth it all; her innocence, once so charming, is the gold in my pocket dragging me down into a fast-moving river.

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Comments
  1. madre says:

    pov?? I don’t know that I get this.

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