Workshops and Dates

Nell: I need a word with you, please.

Me: Are you going to tell me all about your date with Rupert?

Nell: It wasn’t a date. It was lunch with a friend.

Me: Did he whisper sweet nothings in your ear?

Nell: Certainly not. We enjoyed an excellent lunch and admired the view. Everyone at The Cottage Hotel sends their love and best wishes for a full recovery.

Me: How kind.

Nell: Yes, and Sarah has sold all your books to guests so you need to get some more to her as soon as possible.

Me: That’s wonderful news.

Nell: Rupert says he’s happy to take them to the hotel once you’ve signed them.

Me: You could go too, Nell, in the sidecar. It would be a second date.

Nell: Enough. Now, would you kindly explain why you’re up and dressed so early when you’re supposed to be resting?

Me: I’ve got my Wednesday Writers workshop on zoom this morning.

Nell: Are you sure that’s a good idea? You’re still very tired.

Me: Yes, It will do me good to be with other writers again and give me something else to think about.

Nell: You’re a little emotional at the moment.

Me: Don’t worry. I shall be amongst friends, Nell. They understand.

Nell: Fine. I was just checking.

Me: I appreciate it. I really do. So, going back to your date with Rupert.

Nell: Yes?

Me: Did he mention why he’s been spending so much time with Myfanwy lately?

Nell: He did, as a matter of fact.

Me: Care to share?

Nell: Let’s just say Myfanwy is in need of a friend at the moment.

Me: I see.

Nell: And no, I’m not going to tell you why.

Me: Really?

Nell: Stop meddling and enjoy your workshop.

Me: Yes. Sorry.

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