Updated: Aug 4
In the nineties with my head hung low and self-esteem, zero, I fell in love from a vicarious distance. I was working midnights at a group home. The home was my first full time job and my first experience in the adult world. In the morning there was a blonde who came into work. She was obsessive in getting the books ready, counting the medications, and getting the clients motivated for the day.
I watched out the corners of my eyes, and realized that I started to feel something deep inside. The rejections through my later teen life were so frequent, I wondered if I was a freak that I’d often written about in my fiction. My thoughts were thoughts, what did it hurt? She was older and would probably reject me anyway.
Over the years I’ve become a strong believer in what you put into the Universe you get back from the Universe, my thoughts of this female were incessantly obsessive. At the time I found out that she frequented a bar down the road from the group home. I thought about how cool it would be to join her, but was stuck on the midnight shift. Her bar visits occurred most Monday nights, the night before a day off and the one night of week she worked afternoons. Fast forward, through the crazy stalking thoughts about her, I switched to afternoon shift so that I could work that one day a week when she worked.
The first Monday that I worked, she was there. I kept my distance and watched her. Just before the shift ended. I asked if she was going to grab a drink and then, being nice, she asked if I wanted to go. I nodded dumbfounded and speechless. It was the first time in my life that the Universe listened. I attempted to make my socially awkward moves that night at a stuffy dive bar on the corner of Meisner Road and King. I was in the beginning stages of meeting and getting to know Maria, now my wife, and in that moment I was the happiest man alive.
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Tim Eagle is an author of the novellas Stolen Seed and Krae, among other books. He lives full time, on the road, with his wife, Maria and their dog, Cocoa. He grew up in Michigan and is inspired by the dysfunction, insanity, and nepotism of rural America. His books are available on Amazon, godless and Kindle Unlimited. Thanks for reading, tune in next week for the next chapter...