Dear Charlie

Charlotte (Charlie) Faye has always been the single lady; has been ever since high school and now in her twenties she's expected to fulfill a wife/mother role and quit her beloved job at the TEXAN TRIBUNE and stop pursuing her dream of being a real writer. When her family tries to set her up on several different dates, she finds her self thrown into the dating pool head first. Suddenly a new stranger comes to town and sweeps Charlie off her feet, but is something else holding her back from allowing herself to give this man a chance?


2. The Fifth Wheel.

I've never been the girl to date a lot of guys, or have a ton of friends, I have the same group of friends since high school and I wouldn't have it any other way. My best friend Scarlette Rivers, and I have known each other since we were four, and I was apart of her wedding when she married the school music prodigy Kevin Sanders. Then my friend Jake who I've known for sixteen years now, married his high school sweetie Stephanie Jones, and had a baby boy named Gavin. Then my friend Ezra  who works at the Texan Tribune, and his partner Antonio, have been together for three years on and of. Then my friends Selena and Matt who work in the mail room have been dating for five years. So of my close friends they have someone, and I'm like the fifth wheel of the dating car.

Its not that I don't like dating or men or anything like that, its just that I have standards, and I simply suck at love. Don't get me wrong I love my friends and I love my family as annoying as they can be, and I love my job, but I can't love romantically. It also doesn't help that I'm extremely picky when it comes to men and romantic gestures. The modern man nowadays is just looking for the one night stand, or the power woman who is not interested in having kids or meeting his family. Yeah no that's not what I'm looking for, I'm sorry I still believe in chivalry and courtship and genuine conversation. See my philosophy is that when you date and date and date, little parts of your heart reserved for that special some, get taken away to the point where you just can't love that person cause your heart is gone. Mind you, I mean this figuratively!

Anyway I don't mind being single, I have been for a majority of my life, I mean I work too much and I enjoy my job I don't want to give it up if I don't have to, and I have a great group of friends, yes they're married and can't go out as much but when we do we have a great time. So I don't put work before love, I just haven't found someone that I want to spend time with romantically. Does that sound shallow? (I'm asking my friend Jake over the phone  as I type this and he says its fine, then again he's sleep deprived so who knows what he thinks.) I know I'm picky when it comes to a suitor, and I can admit that but I know what I want, its not hard or complicated, its just me.

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