Weekend Writing Warriors: The Anti-Cupids (Wait, what?)

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Last week, Jack gave a partial explanation of why he’d taken a photo of Dennis to send to Viv.

This week, he’s about halfway through a description of Viv, when the conversation, in Jack’s opinion, takes an odd turn.


“She’s a force of nature—loves Szabo’s, too.”

“I like her already.” Dennis picked up a pencil and fiddled with it. “I don’t think I could marry someone who didn’t appreciate Szabo’s.”

“What?” Dennis was a brilliant artist, but sometimes his thought processes were hard to track.

“You and Renee,” Dennis said, waving a hand as he turned back to his table. “Weddings. Bad Thai food.”


Makes sense to me . . . but Jack, not so much.


Cool brain image via Wikimedia Commons.



47 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors: The Anti-Cupids (Wait, what?)

    • I certainly hope so, Paula—one of these days! 😉

      When I first started writing Dennis, I thought he was sweet, but not exactly brainy—then I realized he wasn’t dumb, he just worked on a different operating system. 🙂

    • That would be very interesting, Gem, and I’m so stealing that plot point for a different story, but unfortunately, Dennis has a very specific type, and Viv isn’t it. 😀

  1. sounds like a little bit of ADHD… it’s intriguing. And, lol, I definitely need to get out into the world more, I thought Szabos was real! Good snippet.

    • I tend to drift off like Dennis, when people talk to me when I’m concentrating on something—so maybe workaholism? Or OCD? 🙂

      Thanks, chelle! I WISH Szabo’s was real . . .

  2. I’ll admit it–I’m not following the train of thought. Of course, squirrel, that might be because I’m mixed up mash of linear and metaphorical thinking. Or maybe I just need to read more of these snippets? 😀 Looking forward to next week to help figure it all out.

  3. Good excerpt, Sarah. It shows Dennis’ odd sense of disconnect–as perceived by others. But, he’s not all that disconnected. Just comes at things from a different way. lol

  4. Ah, yes, the sudden conversational leap, when one thing reminds you of another… I do that, too.

    I’m with Dennis. How can you–if you love good food, of course–be with someone who thinks food is mostly decorative? You have to eat every day, after all. That’s a lot of time, money, and wasted taste buds if you and your partner don’t agree.

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