It's time for our new Challenge - No 37. This Friday June 1, we respond to the sentence, Yes, No, Oh, alright then! Whether prose or poetry, the challenge is yours to write as you will. You can choose to include all the words at one time, or have them interspersed throughout your entry. Or it can be used as a theme of indecision. Whatever your choice, go for it, just don't forget to have some romantic element!
Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Amy ran up to Monica before the football game started. She was giddy with excitement and Monica couldn’t imagine what was going on. She already felt as if she belonged, and she had only met Amy and her friends a week before.
“Dan’s band is having a party at his house after the game tonight. Do you want to go? Ryan will be there”, Amy said, deviously.
Before she could even think, Monica answered, “Yes!” But wait…she barely knew these people, and Ryan would be busy playing in the band. She would end up alone. Maybe she should’ve said no. As she tried to slow down her thoughts Amy said, "Ryan really likes you, but he was too shy to ask you himself”.
“Oh, alright then” she thought to herself in nervous anticipation. She and Ryan had flirted a little the week before. There had been a little match making to bring them together from the beginning. Those who knew them both understood the similarities. Ryan was perfect for Monica. He wasn't like all of the other guys she met with egos ten times the size of their brain. He was down to earth and fun.
Monica was nervous as she got to the party. As expected, Ryan, Dan and the rest of the band were busy setting up. Amy stayed with Monica, pressing her about Ryan. "Do you like him? What do you like about him? We should get together again soon. I will talk to him", she said, barely giving Monica a chance to answer.
As the band began to play, Monica stood in admiration. Ryan would flash a smile at her every once in a while, with a sparkle in his eyes. As he did, she felt butterflies in her stomach.
Curfew was coming quickly and as if on cue, the band started playing The Clash’s “Should I Stay or Should I Go”. Well, that was the question of the evening! She knew if she wanted any more opportunities like this, she couldn’t blow it. Yes, she should. No, she didn’t want to. Oh, alright then. The band took a break after the song and she was able to say a proper goodbye…but only for now.
See you then!