Heaven Forbid

“My boyfriend, Richard, is an English lit major with a focus on romanticism,” Andrea said. “You should read some of the sonnets he writes for me. He’s so romantic.”

“My boyfriend, David, is working on an advanced degree in economics, “ Brenda said. “He’s so smart and he’s really going to go places.

“Well Richard,” Andrea said, “has been offered a fellowship at the University to teach a poetry course starting in the fall. He’s leaning toward accepting it.”

“David has a job lined up with a big Wall Street firm,” Brenda said. “He’s going earn the big bucks and we’ll be able to afford a large, fancy house with a grand fountain in the front.”

“OMG, girlfriend,” Andrea said. “Finance? Economics? That sounds so humdrum. Wake me when you’re done talking about your boyfriend.”

“Trust me, girlfriend,” Brenda said, mimicking Andrea, “you’re going to be living on food stamps if you stick with sonnet-man. Poets just don’t make any money.

“Trust you?” Andrea laughed. “As if you’re the trustworthy type. You just want to break me and Richard up because he’s such a romantic and your David is the cold, calculating type. Literally, he’s a numbers man and Richard is all heart.”

“Well, girl, neither of us can know the future,” Brenda said. “Let’s make a pact to get together in twenty years from now. Maybe you’ll be married to the next Robert Frost and I’ll be married to the next Warren Buffett.”

Andrea burst out laughing, “OMG, heaven forbid!”


Written for these daily prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (sonnet), The Daily Spur (economic), Word of the Day Challenge (leaning), Fandango’s One Word Challenge (fountain), Your Daily Word Prompt (humdrum), and My Vivid Blog (trustworthy).

10 thoughts on “Heaven Forbid

  1. Sadje November 22, 2022 / 10:04 pm

    Haha! That’s good

    Like

  2. Nope, Not Pam November 23, 2022 / 2:07 am

    I suspect they’ll both be bitter and divorced

    Liked by 1 person

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