I got a message from my cousin Walsh this afternoon while I was at the cafe. I had been scheduled for tarot readings.
Walsh-:"In the fairy tale. I saw your post and went got caught up. And?"
Me-:"You will just have to wait for the weekly post like everyone else."
Me-:"Only sometimes. Sometimes you just don't want to even look at it."
Walsh-:"And that's why you're single."
Pussycat was late getting there for work today, Princess had the morning shift and was in a fit because the owner decided to "invite" her to dinner, not informing Princess that she'd invited her son who is home from university.
Pussycat-:"What's wrong with her?"
Me-:"She's angry because she's got a social life. Dinner, a party, going to a concert."
Princess-:"I don't want to have a social life. Take it, it's all yours." she stormed off ripping her apron off in a huff. "We're out of onions, I'll be back in ten minutes just walking to the grocery."
Pussycat-:"Seriously, what happened?"
Me-:"She's mad because the owner tricked her into a date with her son."
Pussycat-:"Oh! Yeah that's not good. How's you?" he hugged me. "Your phone is lit up like a tree."
Me-:"Walsh. He's trying to worm information out of me."
Me-:"Just that fairy tale I'm writing. I told you about it." he nodded then looked at me mouth open.
Pussycat-:"You are totally coming to this thing I have to host this week. I'm sending you the invite on facebook right now. You'll doll, love it! LOVE IT! My girls will be there." he meant his drag queen friends. "It's a queer night, but don't mind that because because...there sent...because you can't drop a tiara without hitting a straight person. Besides, this is a Hallowe'en thing. Everyone will be there. We're going to get you a social life too if we have to drag you kicking and screaming. Get it? Drag."
A handful of customers came in then and I went off to my little corner table where I had the cards set up.
Walsh-:"Does he actually like her?"
Walsh-:"The new lead stupid. You said you chickened out of what you wanted to write."
Me-:"Oh that. Um...if I tell you, you won't read it. Dude." I started wondering what might be going on in my cousin's life if he's back reading my stuff? Last I heard, everything in his life was fine. "You doing okay?"
Walsh-:"Yeah. Wife went to her sister's for the weekend for a wedding. Youngest is at soccer, oldest is staying at friends over night. By myself. You seriously not going to tell me? Not even a hint?"
Walsh-:"Okay, I'll bite. Why did you chicken out?"
Me-:"I don't know, just couldn't do it."
Me-:"I broke down crying when I wrote it. It hit a nerve that I didn't realize I had to deal with so I chickened out."
Walsh-:"Ah. You need to let go of your insecurity."
Me-:"Yeah yeah. I know I know, get over my crap and Mr. Right will finally arrive."
Walsh-:"Mr. Scratchy is there, just silent."
Me-:"I didn't say Mr. Scratchy, I said Mr. Right."
Me-:"Actually, I don't think anymore that they are the same person."