Friday, 19 December 2008

This Post has Nothing to do with Christmas

A friend of mine once saw a psychotherapist when she was going through a bad time – she'd been made redundant, had depression, was unemployed and single and just about everything was going wrong.

This fellow was a sort of father figure and was there for her when everything else in her life seemed to be going belly up. Happily life improved after a while, she became involved in a relationship and instinctively felt that it was time to stop seeing this therapist. Nothing she could put her finger on; just something wasn't right. And she didn't feel the need to see anyone. Life was OK: she could manage on her own. So she told him she wasn't going to see him again.

He rang her at home. Several times. Wanting to know why.

She became uneasy with these phone calls. Why was he behaving so weirdly? Sounding so – desperate? The last phone call took place when her sister in law was visiting, and she was rather abrupt. Told him not to call her again.

He didn't.

She bumped into him many years later and felt uneasy about the whole incident. Nothing had happened, but it was the undercurrents of what hadn't been said that still rankled.

Wanting to get some closure on this, she told a friend. The friend was a writer.

She asked if she could use the material to write a novel. Her friend agreed, and the novel was written.

So far, two agents have asked to see the full manuscript, but both said no. Could it be third time lucky?

16 comments:

Lane said...

And it will fp! Sounds like a cracking story. x

rosiero said...

Good luck with the agent!

Flowerpot said...

Lane - well I can only keep my fingers crossed!

Pat Posner said...

Sounds v. inter-esting! Fingers crossed.

Flowerpot said...

rosiero - well, you never know wiht agents!

Pat - Will keep you posted!

menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

Fingers, eyes, legs crossed!

Flowerpot said...

Thanks, MOB. Any agents out there...?!!

JJ said...

Ooh, that does sound good. Looking forward to it.

Flowerpot said...

JJ - well you never know. Could be third time unlucky!!

Akelamalu said...

Well I've got my fingers crossed and sending Reiki to the situation hope it works! x

Grump said...

I hope third time lucky. All the best to you and Mollie and the old fella.
Merry Christmas.
Mark x

wordtryst said...

I saw the title of your post and said 'Thank goodness!'

Intriguing story. I hope it gets picked up because I'd love to read it.

Flowerpot said...

Ak - with a bit of Reiki, that might do the trick - many thanks!

Flowerpot said...

Grump - many thanks and I do hope you have a good Crimble too. Moll sends a woof to Tilly - xxx

Wordtryst - I know there's too much Christmas stuff going on isnt there?! And I hope others will feel like you about the novel...

Crystal Jigsaw said...

I sure hope so.

CJ xx

Flowerpot said...

CJ - thanks - we can but hope!