“One grilled cheese sandwich and a sweet tea please.”
The first ever order came in but, I couldn’t move even a muscle.
Although taking order was a simple thing to be doing, something strange was happening.
“You are fit for nothing. No one except me will ever take you. You will be rotting somewhere, if it weren’t for me” , the demeaning words of my ex-husband echoed in my ears, making my eyes water and hands shiver.
How can someone who is no longer part of my life, still has that lasting effect on me? I closed my eyes for a moment trying to put my past life behind me.
Coming this close to achieving my dream, if I can’t do this now, I would never be able to make it. And by not making it, I would just prove him right.
I want to do this for myself. I am no longer the same woman, who lapped up every hurting word of his, thinking I deserve it.
I am definitely worthy of love and respect.
I pulled my act together, before the customer even had a chance to notice, giving her the most pleasing smile, “Welcome to the Tea Garden”.
Word count: 200 (Multiples of 50)