Wednesday, September 24, 2008

This might just be the start of book 4

It's finally coming together in my head...

I wouldn't say I'm jealous of Fionn. Just because she's getting her happy ending while I seemed to have morphed my life into one of those "choose your own ending" books with umpteen choices and no idea how to get to any of them.
She deserves her happy ending - I believe that entirely. But still I couldn't help, as I watched her walk out of the changing room in her stunning shot silk gown, her eyes misty with emotion, feeling a little green around the gills with envy (and the remnants of last night's vodka).
"She's gorgeous, isn't she?" the over enthusiastic shop assistant almost squealed, while I nodded.
"Do you really like it?" Fionn asked, her face begging me to say yes.
"I do," I said and I wasn't lying. It was a stunning dress which accentuated my friend's natural beauty but when I choked back a tear it was because I couldn't ever see myself in her position - no matter how carefully I had planned every aspect of my life.
You see I had this wonderfully crappy habit of messing things up. If there was a degree in being a fuck up I would have passed with first class honours.
"I'm so glad you like it," Fionn said, waving her hands in front of her face to try and stem her tears, "Because I really think this is the one. This is my wedding dress, Annie. My wedding dress." She emphasised the words while twirling around like some sort of demented overgrown fairy princess and the shop assistant actually did squeal with delight at this stage.
I just sobbed into my hanky. In a most undignified manner.


Fiona said...

Tease!!!!! congrats on reaching number 6, next it will be number 1 hun keep it up xxxx

Fionnuala said...

I love it! And Fionn!? Whoo Hoo!!!! x

Yvonne said...

Great start, and fair play for posting it!

Just to let you know about an Irish blog-to-book effort for Focus Ireland - they are looking for stories, poems, recipes and any other text. Pauline McLynn is writing the introduction.

is a link to the submission guidelines.


Evie said...

Love it babes.

Poppy said...

Ooh, I really like this, Claire! And your blog, too. In fact I'm supposed to be going out and you're making me late!!!!

shauna said...

cant wait for this book loved the other 2

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