This is another excerpt from Chapter 1 of my e-book, When No Means I Love You.
Just a few more weeks until it is released!
Snapshot 3: Callie
My friend dropped her phone in her purse. It kept ringing, a funny, whistling ringtone that attracted looks from other restaurant goers. Catching up after a long time without chatting, we were sitting and slurping bowls of noodles at a restaurant, talking about her new baby and her new home.
“That’s my sister calling,” Callie explained to me. I looked at her funny, wondering what was wrong with her sister calling.
“You can answer it,” I said. Although Callie and I had known each other for years, I’d only met her sister a few times.
“No,” she said abruptly, frowning. “She wants to ask me to borrow money again, and I gave her all my paycheck last time. I won’t have money for her until Friday.”
The phone kept whistling at us.
“But you have a baby!” I exclaimed. My friend’s husband made money too, but I knew they still lived paycheck to paycheck. I didn’t mean to sound judgmental, but I knew my friend needed every cent for her family.
“She’ll get mad at me if I say no,” Callie confided. “She got her hair done with the last money she borrowed so I don’t want to give it to her, but she’s my sister.”
2. Which scenario resonates most with you? Why?
3. What do you think might happen if each person in each snapshot did the opposite of what they thought they “had to do”?
4. Do any of these scenes represent “love” to you? Why or why not
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