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The Fabulous Adventures of Astera: Writer/Actress for Hire

Meet Astera (aka: me), a star in her own mind. Our plucky little heroine has embarked on not one but two difficult, low-paying career paths: writing and acting. Witness the menial jobs! The unreasonable demands! The quirky friends and family! And the glimmer of success just ahead! Through it all, Astera maintains her core beliefs: 1) She is destined to be fabulous 2) Everything is more fun with a cocktail.

Monday, September 26, 2005

My Own Personal Soap Opera

This is a tale of love, lust, jealousy and betrayal. The players? Let's-call-him-Christos, a swarthy, handsome young man with a hot Mediterranean temperament, and let's-call-her-Anne, a sweet, young, doe-eyed lass with a dewy complexion. The problem? Envious schemers who want nothing more than to keep our young lovers apart.

Christos and Anne met in high school, although they were nothing more than friends at the time. She was his best friend's girlfriend and he had a brief dalliance with her younger sister. But now, nearly seven years later, the two began spending time together, and soon, their growing attraction could no longer be denied! Still, Christos and Anne worried how his friend and her sister might take the news of their burgeoning relationship. But try as they might, just like the REO Speedwagon song, they couldn't fight this feeling anymore.

At first, they tried to hide their love away. Only a privileged few (including me, dear reader) heard tell of their relationship. But after a few months, they could no longer handle the pressures of the sneaking around and the falsehoods and half-truths. So, they decided to go public with their love. And what did that get them? A whole lot of heartache.

First, Christos emailed his friend (no, sadly, he wasn't manly enough to do it face-to-face) and let him know that "something had happened" between him and Anne. His friend's reply? A vulgar anatomical impossibility. Bear in mind that it had been SEVEN YEARS since this friend and Anne had had any sort of intimacy. Despite this bad omen, Anne was undaunted. She knew she had to tell her sister about her feelings for Christos. Her sister's reply? A screaming tantrum in which she insisted that Anne put her feelings on hold for at least two years, threatened to move out of their shared apartment, and vowed to tell Mommy and Daddy what Anne was up to. Bear in mind that Christos and the sister shared a few kisses seven years ago, nothing more. Also, the sister has had a boyfriend for the past three years, yet she claims she is still in love with Christos. If this is true, she has a funny way of showing it. She mocks him and calls him a spoiled rich brat and a borderline alcoholic.

Now the young lovers are mired in drama, and I am watching the soap opera unfold. Bear in mind that aside from the bombastic, melodramatic language, I have neither embellished nor made up any elements of this story. Clearly, you know whose side I am on. Christos and Anne should not be subject to the craziness of his friend and her sister! How can there be a betrayal seven years after the fact? How can someone lay claim to another's affection, when that person does not share in the affection? I am hoping this charming young couple is able to weather the storm. What do you think, dear readers? Should Christos and Anne put their love on hold to appease his friend and her sister, or are the friend and sister way out of line? Stay tuned for another episode...


  • At 11:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I vote for Christos and Anne. Let them pursue their love and let Dante put them in the appropriate Circle at the end of this matter. It is not for the sister and the friend to judge. Really, it is for none of us to judge.


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