Country Fields

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Two ladies search for romance and companionship after being single for three years. Their search doesn't go as planned and is a total nightmare. They get help from their closest friends to help with finding the right person. Their journey will take them on wild, hilarious twists and turns that they could never imagine.

 

I am a 29-year-old Danish American with sandy blonde hair with red highlights and 5'5 inches tall. I don't think I am ugly. I don't believe I am unattractive, yet I seem to attract the strangest guys. The last date I was on ended where I made myself like a complete fool.

I met a guy named Richard in a dating chat room, and we hit it off very well. (I least that is what I thought.) He was easy to get along with, and we had many in common. We talked a lot on the phone and texted each other two weeks before the meeting.

Richard and I decided to meet at Cotton Creek River Park, two miles outside of Lone Creek, at 2 pm. When I arrived, Richard was there waiting on me. He is 5'9, with suntanned skin, light green eyes, and short light brown hair. I was finally excited to meet him for the first time, and I hope that our first meeting will go well.

"Hi, Richard. It's me, Heather." I said, waving to Richard. "Hi, wow, you are beautiful. I am glad we started talking to each other." Richard told me, looking happy. "Me too. The conversations we've been having over the phone have been interesting." I said while laughing a little. "Yes, they have been. So are you looking for a friendship or something more?" Richard asked me. "Hi, Richard. It's me, Heather." I

said, waving to Richard. "Hi, wow, you are beautiful. I am glad we started

talking to each other." Richard told me, looking happy. "Me too. The

conversations we've been having over the phone have been interesting." I

said while laughing a little. "Yes, they have been. So are you looking for

a friendship or something more?" Richard asked me. "Friendship will

develop into a relationship that will grow into something meaningful," I

told Richard. When I said that, Richard gave me a strange look as I told him

something that didn't seem right to him. "I'm sorry, but from our

conversation we have been having, I got the impression that you were looking

for a weekend fling or friends with benefits. I was not looking for a relationship

because I have a girlfriend I've been with for over a year." Richard was

telling me. I stood in front of Richard in disbelief at what he said, and the

fact that he was with someone else didn't sit well with me either. "Sorry,

but I wasn't trying to give you that impression. We were flirting back and

forth during our conversation. I did not say I wanted a fling or friends with

benefits. I even stated in my profile what I was looking for, and you have a

girlfriend. Why didn't you tell me you were in a relationship?" I asked

Richard while being upset. "Because you didn't ask me while we were

talking." When Richard gave me that answer, I was stunned because he

made it seem my fault for not knowing he was in a relationship.

Richard's answer had upset me to the point where I didn't even want to be at the park anymore. I felt so embarrassed and was feeling like a fool. I told him goodbye, don't call me anymore, and left to return to the car. I drove to Cafe House back in Lone Creek, where my best friend Sophia worked.

When I walked into the cafe, Sophia looked over at me and could see a disappointed look on my face. I sat down at the counter and covered my face with my hands. "From the look on your face, your date with Richard didn't go as planned," Sophia said to me. "From how we talked, Richard thought I was looking for a weekend fling or friends with benefits." I took a deep breath, looked up at Sophia, and shuck my head. "No, it didn't.

To make matters worse, he tells me that he has a girlfriend and that I should have asked him before we met. I told Sophia. "Wow, I am a bit speechless, but I agree with him. At the same time, he should have been upfront with you from the beginning. Sophia was telling me while pouring me a glass of sweet ice tea. "I felt like a complete fool for putting myself out there. I should've known better." I told Sophia while looking out the window. "Beth, stop being so hard on yourself. It happens. I have done it as well many times. Cheer up; you will find someone, or someone will find you." Sophia laughed while talking to me.

I stayed at the cafe for the next two hours until Sophia got off work. Then we both went over to where Josh was to hang out with him and his friends.


Submitted: April 12, 2022

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charlamaye

Very well written

Tue, April 12th, 2022 8:30pm

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Thanks for reading it. I was hoping someone would enjoy the story.

Tue, April 12th, 2022 4:36pm

HOUDINI

You have to look through tons of gravel to find a gold nugget. The hard part of life is maintaining yourself as a "nugget" worth having.

Tue, April 12th, 2022 9:36pm

Author
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Thanks for the encouragement. It is not easy trying to write a good story.

Tue, April 12th, 2022 4:38pm

Stories by Boz

The real You've Got Mail...never ends well. Good story of the realities of finding love in the faceless, modern times of the internet.

Tue, April 12th, 2022 11:45pm

Author
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Thank you. I hope you enjoy reading the ones that are to come.

Tue, April 12th, 2022 7:08pm

charlamaye

You're welcome I did enjoy it (:

Wed, April 13th, 2022 12:24am

Author
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Smiles. I hope you will keep commenting on the others chapters that are coming. The story is going to be interesting.

Tue, April 12th, 2022 7:09pm

En Raiter

Richard Is a dick, excuse my language. It is his job to mention he has a partner one would readily assume that he was free or that he would state otherwise.

I like Beth. I could see her jaw dropped when that bomb Is dropped especially meeting someone for the first time. I dug the story. Go Beth!

Wed, April 13th, 2022 3:06am

Author
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Beth is a firecracker. She knows what she wants and not going to settle for less. This story is just getting started, and things will get interesting. Please leave me a message and tell me what you think as the story progresses. Thanks

Tue, April 12th, 2022 9:00pm

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