by M. Allman
Jan sat at the
table, her mind playing ping pong while pondering
her choices. She wrung her sweaty hands as her
eyes darted back and forth at both choices. She
knew what she should do, but sometimes everyone
needs to take a risk.
She turned to
her first choice. "You know I love you more,
but you're just not good for me. If I choose you,
all sorts of bad things can happen. You do make
me so happy though, cheering me up when I'm blue,
and you're always there when I need you."
Jan turned to
her second choice. "I know you'd be good for
me, and wouldn't let me down later. I just don't
love you. You're okay once in a while, but youre
not something I want all the time.
do I have to make this decision? I need you both,
but right now, I can only have one of you. Being
a woman is so hard. Jan rested her head on
the table, knowing what was right, but wanting to
walked into the room."What's up?"
Jan raised her
head and pointed at the kitchen table.
not going through this again are we?" Walter
shook his head. "Why don't you just eat the
chocolate cake? You know you want to." He
walked out of the room.
Jan picked up
the cake. "He's right. I must do what makes
me happy." She made the sinful choice eating
the chocolate cake and putting the baby carrots
back in the refrigerator.
When she was
finished, she went to join Walter in the family
room. She stood in the doorway and again before
her two choicesthe couch or the elliptical
decision, what's a woman to do?" She looked
back and forth between the two.
on the couch, Jan. You know you want to."