A new day, a new year, and according to some, a new decade. Totally glad to see 2019 in my rear-view mirror. And with the new year, #lineWed theme-setters decided this would be a good time for people to share their first line–to show how the adventure begins. Technically, this isn’t the first line/scene in NIGHT WISH but it’s the first scene from the heroine’s POV and I’ll admit to being rather proud of it. I may have shared this before and if I have? Tough toenails. I like it so y’all are just stuck. 😜
I woke up with a crushing headache and the sad realization that I would never be the heroine of my own romance story. It hurt. A lot. But I didn’t have time to lie there rolling in my pity party. My last girl was getting married in a couple of hours and I had beaucoup stuff to do. Later, after the wedding and the reception and an after party of one, because my life sucked, I could contemplate my fate.
I was the epitome of the sidekick, the overweight and klutzy BFF. Drunk at three in the morning? Yeah, I was the designated driver. Breakup with your man? I’d be there to help you pack and move out—or throw all his stuff out onto the sidewalk. Need a good cry because your boyfriend was being a dick? See me raising my hand and offering my shoulder and tequila shots. I was the perpetual wingman—or wingwoman—or whatever the heck the female version of that was called. Perpetual bridesmaid? Oh yeah. I had the ten dresses to show for it. Ten years. Ten girls. Ten awful dresses. And me. I was number eleven in our posse, the odd girl out. Yeah, my life totally sucked.
I glanced at the digital clock on the nightstand. I needed to shower and get on with my maid of honor duties. I had this down to a science. First, though, I needed coffee. A whole pot, except I’d have to trot to the ladies room all day. I loved coffee. My bladder did not. One cup. I could handle one cup.
Anyone have a first line to share? Either written by yourself or your favorite first line from a book? If so, share! Hope everyone had a safe and sane celebration last night. We had pizza, LIVE PD, and early to bed. The joys of being older than dirt. Happy New Year!