More of Collinswoah13’s Favorite Games!

Revealing my love for Animal Crossing!

Hello and welcome back my lovelies to this wonderful corner of the internet!

Like I had told you guys before, my off Wednesdays will be spent talking about some of my favorite games. The first part of this series started out with The Sims, which you can catch (if you missed it) right here.

This time I will be talking about Animal Crossing and all the love that I forever will have for this silly little game.

Ironically, following with the trend of games that sound incredibly weird and boring if you explain them to someone else who hasn’t played it, Animal Crossing fits in perfectly. If you haven’t played any of the Animal Crossing games, which you are REALLY missing out if that is the case, the game is one where you are the only human in a world of all cute little critters of all breeds. They each have their own little quirks that are the perfect touch. When moving to the town you become pretty much forever indebted to a little raccoon named Tom Nook. Every time you think you’ve paid off your house forever, you really haven’t because there’s a new expansion which makes your house bigger which means it can hold more pretty pieces of furniture.

Now to pay off your house you have to make money. That is the fun part. And pretty much the entirety of the game. So quick and easy ways to make your money, fish, bug collect, find fossils, help other villagers and sell what you get as a reward, and find money in trees. Yes, find money in trees but don’t get too excited. It’s not much and is not a get rich quick scheme in this game. The thing that I love about the money making ways, in particular the digging for fossils, fishing and bug catching, is that things change as the seasons change. Also you don’t know what exactly is all out there. The fish, fossils and bugs are revealed as you catch them.

Decorating your house can become quite the obsession, at least it is for me. There are different kinds of furniture themes and you can try to collect them all. The trick is, you don’t necessarily know how many pieces of furniture or what all is included in the types. For example, I have learned that there are just what seems like a never ending amount of lovely pieces of furniture (lovely being the theme) but I still try to get them all because it’ll give me bonus points and they’re my favorite. Since I have brought up points, lets talk about that for a minute. So like I said decorating my house has become an obsession for me in this game and that’s partially because of the Happy Home Academy points system. Different games have different rules but the most simplistic explanation for all the games is that you will be awarded points based on how nice your home is. I try (and most of the time fail) at scoring a crazy amount of points. But it doesn’t ever discourage me.

Another super cool thing about Animal Crossing is it’s played in real time so if it’s 10pm when you decide to play, it’ll be 10pm in your game as well, so stores may be closed and villagers may be asleep. Which can be fun but also a pain in the butt. Since it is played in real time that means real holidays occur (and some made just for the game) on specific dates and last all day long so you don’t have to worry about missing it, unless you don’t play that day :D.

I have absolutely loved every single entry into the Animal Crossing library. Each one is unique in their own ways and add an evolution to the series as a whole. Animal Crossing is definitely one of those casual games that you don’t have to be too in to video games as a whole to enjoy and will keep you coming back for more once it’s hooked ya.

What’s your favorite Animal Crossing entry? Who’s your favorite villager? Let me know 😀 Until next time, stay classy and sassy, my friends! ❤

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PC Gaming With Collinswoah13

My review on PC gaming

Hello my lovelies and welcome back to this wonderful corner of the internet!

Today I am going to talk about my review on PC gaming from a console gamer’s perspective. As y’all have seen and read, I recently got a gaming PC (its a work in progress at the moment though so no spec speak from me. Yet.) and I have been playing a lot of Steam because of that. Well I thought it was about time to give you my review and opinion on all this.

Now I do most of my gaming on consoles of some sort except for the The Sims. I always had a soft spot for that PC game series, which you can read more about here. So ever since the whole “war” (PC vs. console), I was on the console side, and I still am! Don’t worry. But I did/do bounce between Sony and Nintendo on that side but I never was (and I’m still not) a “PC master racer.” Don’t get me wrong, the games can look better and more beautiful on PC but you’re meant to use a mouse and keyboard to really compete on PC and I just find something truly rewarding and almost magical about holding a controller in your hands.

I know this sounds like I’m just crapping all over PC gaming and PC gamers, but I’m really not. I respect them so much. I didn’t understand or realize how much goes in to a PC; all the money, time, research, etc. until I started this process with my boyfriend. It’s a lot of work. With consoles, its simple, it’s already built and decided for you. Just grab, hook up and play. A PC is uniquely you, you’re not gonna find someone with the same parts and components as you which is super cool.

One thing that I prefer about PC gaming over console gaming is the libraries. So many times its been a case of I have to have a certain system or I have to hook the system up to play that specific title. The nice thing about PC gaming is (as long as your PC can handle it) you’re not restricted. You can play pretty much everything.

Also the sheer size of the library is just impressive. Its really catered to everyone. As you guys have been reading in my Whatcha Been Playing Wednesdays, I have been craving and playing a lot of point and click adventures. There seems to be an almost never ending supply of those on PC. On console I’d have to deal with what I get or shell out more money to buy more hardware to get more options. Which I have no problem with. I love my game consoles and my game collecting 😉

I am very much still getting used to mouse and keyboard controls when it comes to gaming. Yes, I know I could use a controller but I figured that if I was going to do this then I needed to go all in. But I do have to say I can see the appeal. Especially if you get a good keyboard and mouse that works for you, which thankfully I invested in both of those and love my choices. I am interested in how things will be once I start playing a little bit more competitively instead of just playing my solo games that I have been playing. I know that it will cause more than one rage induced rant and many rage quits.

My loyalty always has and always will be to consoles. BUT I understand and appreciate the “PC master race” side of the argument. There are going to be things that I will prefer to play on PC over console (cough, cough GTA V) but there is just something about console gaming. If you are a console gamer and get the opportunity to give PC gaming a good shot, I highly recommend do just that. Its an amazing platform and has opened my eyes to so many different things and games. I think it also gave me a little bit more of an appreciation for consoles.

Until Wednesday, stay classy and sassy ❤

Collinswoah13’s Creative Writing!

Finally! The conclusion to Jane’s date!

Hello guys! So sorry about being MIA on Wednesday and the late post tonight. Just had a lot of stuff going on unfortunately!

But fortunately for you I am back with the conclusion to my short story that can be read in my last two Creative Writing posts found here and here.

Now for the conclusion:

Jane really felt that she was going to freak out if she didn’t get away. “I’m fine; I just need to use the bathroom. Excuse me.”

The manager seemed to not really believe her. “Okay but just know you can leave at any time. He really seems to be doing a number on you. I’ll keep an eye out for you. Let me know if you need anything.”

She was taken aback by the manager’s words. It was really nice of him but she also didn’t want a scene to be caused. She reached the bathroom and scrambled inside before anyone else could stop and point out how bad her date was. She leaned against the wall and tried to calm down. She tried to catch her breath having not even realized that she was even breathing heavily. Once her breathing slowed a little she pushed herself into the middle stall of the bathrooms. She shut and locked the door and sat down on the toilet. She scrambled for her phone in her purse, careful to leave her other hand wrapped around her crochet hook for some comfort. She dialed Amanda’s number praying that she would answer. Thankfully, Amanda answered on the second ring. “Jane! How was your date? Wait, isn’t it a little early for the date to be over? Oh no, did it go that bad?”

“Amanda! I’m freaking out. Where did you find this guy? He’s a total creep. I cannot believe you! This is the worst date I have ever been on. You have got to come and save me otherwise, I don’t think I’ll ever be able to leave,” she said, not able to hide the shake that was apparent in her voice.

“Jane, calm down. Just breathe. It’ll be okay. I honestly thought it would have been a good set up. Every time I’ve ever been around him he’s been a great guy. I thought you two would really hit it off. It seemed like you guys would have a lot in common. So where are you?”

“I’m at the Denny’s off of High street in the bathroom. I’m really freaked out. He talked about us being in a “relationship” Amanda. What the hell? Seriously, a blind date means a relationship to him? I don’t even want to know what holding hands means to him.”

“I’m on my way, Janey. Stay there and don’t move. I’ll be there as soon as I can.”

Jane pulled out her crochet hook and yarn and started crocheting. She just wanted the anxious feeling to go away. She was furiously crocheting, chaining twenty times, and then started her single crochets, trying to decide what she was going to make.

As she started to relax, she heard a pounding on the bathroom door. “Jane! Where are you? I told you to hurry. You’ve taken so long that the salads are ruined. How come you couldn’t follow my simple directions? I’m really angry with you, Jane. You get out here right now and come back to the table so we can finish this date,” Richard yelled through the bathroom door.

She froze and couldn’t believe that Richard was making a scene like that. Surely I haven’t been in here for that long. Please just go away and leave me alone. Just give up.

Jane waited a couple of minutes. She expected to have heard Richard some more and surprisingly didn’t. Instead, she heard Richard angrily talking with someone else but she couldn’t make out what they were saying.  She checked her phone and saw that it had only been five minutes since she got off the phone with Amanda. Jane went back to her crocheting and waited for Amanda to save her.

Not more than thirty seconds after she started crocheting again, she heard Richard yelling through the door once more. “Jane, if you don’t come out here right now, then I’m going to have no choice but to come in there.”

She couldn’t believe that no one tried to stop Richard from doing that. Surely someone in the whole entire restaurant would have enough courage to at least try to stop him from coming into the women’s restroom after her.  Not even a minute after she thought this, the other voice that had been arguing with Richard was back but this time louder. “Sir, I need you leave the bathroom area. You’re lucky I’m not throwing you out of the restaurant right now. You’re disturbing the other customers, and you cannot enter the woman’s restroom.”

“I’m sorry, but who are you? I can do as I please; and if I’m not mistaken, I haven’t actually gone into the bathroom yet. Just mind your own business. This doesn’t concern you.”

“I’m the manager, and if you don’t listen then I’ll have to ask you to leave or involve the police. Leave the poor girl alone. She is allowed to use the restroom.”

The two continued to argue outside of the bathroom loud enough for her to hear. She wasn’t sure what to do, so she grabbed her phone and frantically dialed Amanda’s number. The phone rang and rang, but Amanda didn’t pick up. Jane’s breathing quickened and she threw her phone back into her purse. She was trembling so badly that she knew an anxiety attack was near. She forced herself to keep crocheting in a last effort to calm herself down.

She was still listening for the voices outside the bathroom, but they were no longer there. She wasn’t sure when they had stopped but was now even more scared. She didn’t get to hear the last part of their conversation so she had no idea if Richard left the restaurant or was just waiting outside the door for her. Since she knew that there was nowhere for her to hide in the bathroom, she stayed right where she was. Jane could barely make her stitches; her hands were trembling so badly. She finally made a stitch and felt a little triumphant. Then she heard it. The bathroom door slowly creaked open; it grew louder the more the door opened. She held her breath, praying that Richard wasn’t too angry with her.

She heard footsteps slowly grow closer and closer to her. Her body stiffened as she heard someone right outside her stall. Someone knocked on the stall door and she sharply took a deep breath in.

“Janey? Are you in there? It’s me. I’m here to get you. Let’s go home, Janey, and you can tell me all about it,” Amanda said.

She let out a deep sigh of relief, but then thought better of it. “Amanda, how do I know it’s just you and that Richard, the creep didn’t put you up to this?”

“Jane, come on. Seriously? It’s me. Now come out and let’s go. I got one of the waitresses to distract Richard for me because he was just standing around outside. He looked like he was waiting for you. That poor, brave girl. The manager is keeping an eye on them. He told me he was worried about you. Hurry up and let’s go. Maybe we can get out of here before Richard sees us.”

Jane quickly shoved her yarn, crochet hook, and phone into her purse and unlocked the stall door. Amanda pushed it open, and Jane was relieved to see only Amanda standing there. Amanda grabbed Jane by the wrist and yanked her towards the bathroom door. “Come on Jane. We have to go. I don’t know how long they can keep him distracted.”

Jane and Amanda practically ran out of the bathroom towards the front door of the restaurant. Richard was nowhere in sight. That’s a good sign.

They both made it safely out to the parking lot successfully without Richard seeing them. Or, that’s what they thought until they heard his angry voice behind them, “Amanda what the hell are you doing here? And where do you think you’re going with my girlfriend?”

“Sorry, Richard, she’s all mine and I really don’t feel like sharing anymore. I had to come and confess my true feelings for, Janey,” Amanda said, trying her hardest not to burst out laughing.

Amanda tugged Jane towards her black 2001 Jetta and gave Jane a look that said, “desperate times call for desperate measures.”

The girls both heard Richard shouting, more angrily now about how Jane was “the one” because they had so much in common, along with a lot of incomprehensible yelling. Amanda unlocked the car and shoved Jane inside, hurried to the driver side and climbed in. Jane could tell Amanda was a little freaked out now as she fumbled through her keys for the right one. Amanda finally got it, shoved it in the ignition, started the car, and quickly reversed out of her spot.

“Okay seriously? This is ridiculous. What exactly happened Jane,” Amanda asked, breaking the silence.

Jane remained silent until they get a couple blocks up High Street and said, “He was fine but then got annoyed at the smallest things like me trying to eat. He slapped my fork out of my hand because he wasn’t okay with me eating yet. He decided that we were in a relationship because we both liked chicken Caesar salads and reading. Amanda, thanks for saving me. Really. But I will never go on another blind date as long as I live, got it? And I will never take a suggestion about guys from you ever again. Can we go home now though? I’ll finally give you that crochet lesson that you’ve always wanted.”

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I hope you guys enjoyed it! Let me know what you think in the comments below. Have a safe and wonderful weekend! Stay classy and sassy 😀

Trippin’ with Collinswoah13

Going over my latest trip!

Okay, so I know how this post title sounds but, whatever. I don’t even care. I think its still great.

But anyways, welcome back fabulous internet friends!!!

This past weekend I went on a trip. The boyfriend and I went to Indianapolis for a day to help celebrate his birthday weekend. His birthday is today so HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABE! I have been the super obnoxious girlfriend and have wished him happy birthday about 5 million times already. So points to me.

In true nerd or geek fashion, we got some great food, hit up Fry’s (where I purchased an AMAZING monitor), found some fantastic GameCube scores at a local game store and then in less nerdy fashion, took a beautiful walk in downtown Indy.

Insert photo dump here:

And before you ask, yes I took all those pictures. And yes. I am very proud of them and how they turned out.

Now that was just our Friday.

Saturday, we went up to Dayton and went to the Air Force Museum which sadly, museums are just something that neither of us get to go to all that often so it was a nice treat for the both of us. I had forgotten how absolutely phenomenal the entire museum is and my man blew me away which all the knowledge he has about aviation.

After the museum, we got a late lunch at a Nashville hot chicken place called Mike’s Nashville Hot Chicken. Which, let me tell you, IS AMAZING! I highly highly highly recommend going. It’s as close to the real deal as you can get in the North. If you are in the Dayton area, don’t think, just go to Mike’s.

Sunday we didn’t really do much. I had hoped to take a day trip each of the days we had off but Sunday was a much needed lazy day. We got to watch the Daytona 500. If you guys didn’t know (curve ball!) I am a NASCAR fan. Denny Hamlin is my man and I hate Jimmie Johnson. That is all you need to know. 😛

I am beyond thrilled to be able to have gone on these mini trips with my boyfriend and to have celebrated his birthday. It was an amazing weekend and reminded me just how lucky I am, as well as how fantastic of a travel companion and partner he really and truly is.

I only wish I had found more game stores to have gone to 😉

Until Wednesday, stay classy and stay sassy.

Collinswoah13’s February Favorites

Going over my monthly favorites!

Guys! Welcome back and hello!

February has been a VERY up and down month for me. Man. I am very happy to see it go but I will honestly miss it quite a bit. I hope you guys have had an amazing month and that it just gets better from here.

Today we will be going over my favorites of the month! Woo-hoo!

Nerdy Favorites:

Roccat Tyon Mouse: So once I finally got this mouse (oh man was that a journey) I really have enjoyed it a lot. I wanted a gaming mouse but I didn’t want something with all the tons of numbered buttons because I found that just to be overwhelming. So when I found this little gem I was ecstatic. This guy has buttons, which is something I definitely wanted, but not too many of them (because at this point in my PC gaming, which is still not much, I don’t have too much of a use for them). The mouse is super comfortable in my hand and for my grip type. I’m a palmer if any one cared to know that 😛 AND the best part is, it has pretty lights! Yeah, that to me is the best part. I also like that it’s just a good quality mouse, and definitely more than I have ever spent on a mouse. I do have to say watch the price carefully because you can get some fantastic deals on it but it is worth the money to spend on it.

Razer BlackWidow Chroma Clicky Mechanical Gaming Keyboard: Wow. Now that was a mouthful. This keyboard is probably my favorite thing I have gotten for my PC so far. It is my new baby. I love this keyboard so so so much. It’s super clicky which is something I REALLY wanted. I can’t get enough of the noise quite honestly. Its RGB so I can keep my rainbow game strong when using the keyboard. Which I do all the time. Though the layout of the keyboard throws me off sometimes (because it’s slightly different than any other keyboard I use) I quickly get used to it again and honestly prefer it. So far this little guy has not let me down and just continues to make me super happy.

The Cabin by Natasha Preston: So what would a monthly favorites post be without me recommending a book to you guys?! I think it wouldn’t be a very good one 😉 This book is my favorite one that I read this past month. I happened to stumble across this book when purchasing another book on Amazon, so I definitely fell down the rabbit hole. I have to say, I am very impressed with this author’s writing. I personally am a big scaredy cat when it comes to anything scary. Just ask pretty much any close person to me in my life and they will most definitely agree with me. So this book is a murder mystery, thriller and I could not get enough of it. The cliffhangers were great, well placed and natural. The story left me guessing until the end and the plot twists were just amazing. By the title of the book you expect it to be a cabin the woods type of situation. Well that’s only sort of true. Seven teenagers take a weekend trip to a family owned cabin for a celebratory weekend because school is out and it’s finally summer. There’s drinking involved and fun but the next morning they wake up to find two of their friends murdered. The rest of the story is spent trying to figure out who did it because it had to be one of the remaining five teens because of the way the situation was laid out. The story is told from the perspective of ultimate naive, good girl Mackenzie as she struggles to put the pieces together and try to find out which of the five people she trusts so much is a murderer. Everything about this book is good and leaves me wanting more even after I finished it. I liked the author’s work so much I actually picked up a couple more of her books, which I will let you guys know how I feel about them once I finish 😀

Beauty Favorites:

Matte Lipstick: Okay, I know how broad this is but listen. I have never been a lipstick wearer until I got a matte lipstick from Ulta in a free makeup bag with purchase thing and I am in LOVE. I happened to get another one from my Ipsy bag this month and again, I love it so so so much. It also helps that these colors also just happen to go with my skin tone perfectly. I always loved the glossy looking lipsticks and glosses and all that but never on me. I really recommend y’all to get yourself a nice matte lipstick (if you have ever wanted to wear lipstick that is ;)).

Tutti Dolci Pink Peony Creme: So this returning but new scent and line? from Bath and Body Works is amazing. I happened to see it when walking by the store in the mall and had to stop to at least smell the scents and I really really liked Pink Peony Creme. So much so that I bought the body mist and two bottles of the shower gel and I have not regretted this decision at all.

Mask of Magnaminty from Lush: This is by far my new favorite mask. The smell alone is almost enough to make it my favorite. The fact that I have combination skin and this neither dries me out nor makes me super oily is fantastic. It also made my skin so clean and so extremely smooth. It also makes me look silly when I put it on, making me have a very green face so win there. I just am all around very happy and pleasantly surprised with this product. (I’m not gonna lie, I had no idea what exactly this face mask was supposed to do when purchasing it so I’m just happy it did something good.)

A little bit different of a layout this month versus last month but hey, that’s what happens when things don’t always fit into nice neat little categories every time. These are my favorite things of the month. Let me know what you guys think of these products personally if you’ve tried them or if you do try them.

Until next time, stay classy and sassy 😀

 

 

Collinswoah13’s Favorite Games

Discussing my love and obsession with The Sims

Hello and welcome back friends!

Since it is Wednesday, and an off Wednesday from my Whatcha Been Playing entries, I thought I would start another series for y’all. As you can tell by the title I’m going to be discussing my favorite games. And first up is the game that transformed me in to a real gamer. The Sims series.

The Sims series is something that I hold very near and dear to my heart. Way back when, an old friend of mine introduced me to the series with the Original game and the Livin’ Large expansion pack. Ever since then I have been absolutely hooked.

This may sound silly but The Sims is what got me to go from a casual gamer to a way more serious gamer. Before, I’d play games (mostly on the PC at this time) and just try to get through them (and fail most of the time :P). I definitely didn’t try to do everything or explore really and I most definitely did not try to think outside the box with the games I was playing. The Sims changed all of that for me.

The Sims was the first time that I dumped hours and hours into a game. It was the first time I messed around with mods and custom content. This game was the first time I no-lifed a game. And that’s a pretty big deal.

I still play every single generation of The Sims to this day. I still play the console games and I own most of the strategy guides for each Sims game. Yes. I am that in love with the games.

One of my favorite things about the Sims is that possibilities are endless. Your Sims can be anyone and do anything. Either with what the games give you or with the help of amazing and detailed mods made by very talented people. You can craft real life people or make up your own people and stories, then play it out. You can be an amateur architect with the build mode of the Sims. If things happen to get too stale for you, many of the game’s fans have created hundreds of challenges that you can do, helping to revive the game.

I love that the game understands that these are stories that you’re creating. There are places within the game to document your story as you create it. I have spent many a time writing out my elaborate stories that I have created just so I can remember what exactly is going on. A lot of the time with the expansion packs, mods and custom content available my imagination is my only limitation.

Its hard to believe that this series has turned 17 years old this month. I have been playing for easily 16 of these 17 years which is even harder to wrap my head around. TO think something that started as a Sims City dollhouse simulator spin-off turned into what it’s become is amazing.

Granted, I will say The Sims series is most definitely not what it used to be. I think The Sims 4 is by far the worst entry in the series. I do still play it regardless but to me, it just seems like the development team spent most of their time on the Create-A-Sim page and then just threw the rest of the game together in a rush which is just sad. I will always play every entry of the game and have the utmost respect for the series but its sad and hard to watch something so loved fall from grace so to speak.

If you guys would like the hear more about some of the things I have done and experienced in The Sims, let me know 😀 What are some of your favorite games? Do you guys like/enjoy The Sims? Why or why not? Let me know!

And until next time, stay classy and sassy ❤

 

Creative Writing With Collinswoah13

Read more about Jane and her blind date!

Hello beautiful friends! Welcome back to this wonderful corner of the internet!

Today I am going to sharing some more of my short story that I shared with you guys in my last creative writing post. If you happened to have missed that check it out here.

Let’s get right to it, shall we?:

As she got closer to the table the man who she assumed was Richard stood up from the table and said, “Oh you must be Jane, I’m Richard. Amanda has told me so much about you. I’m so glad you could make it.”

“Oh, hi. Yes I am. I’m so sorry I’m late.” Jane noticed that Richard was almost handsome. He seemed to be relatively fit from what Jane could tell. Jane also noticed that Richard had piercing blue eyes and shaggy but professionally styled chestnut brown hair but he seemed to have a slightly crooked smile.

“Don’t worry about it, Jane; I’m sure it took you some time to get yourself ready for tonight.”

That was really rude. Well, maybe he meant it as a compliment; at least I hope he meant it as one.

She took her seat and couldn’t help but notice that Richard had waited until she was seated before he took his seat. They both had grown awkwardly silent as Jane looked over the menu while Richard just sat there and watched her.

After what had seemed like a few minutes, Richard broke the silence and asked, “So, Amanda told me you really don’t get out much. Why not?”

“Wow, she said that? It’s not that I don’t get out much. It’s just that I really prefer to stay in rather than go out to bars and clubs and all those stupid places people go. It’s really just a waste of money and time. The guys there are just creeps that only want one thing, and I’m not that kind of girl. I’d rather just stay at home doing things that I actually enjoy instead of pretending to be someone that I’m not,” she said, surprised that such an honest answer came out.

“Jane, I really didn’t need your whole life story. Come on, I mean we just met.”

“I just thought I was answering your question, Richard. If you didn’t want an honest answer then don’t ask a question like that,” she responded defensively.

“I really don’t appreciate you getting so angry about such an easy-going conversation. Calm down. You really seem like a nice girl.”

She didn’t really understand what had happened during the conversation. What’s his deal? I thought he would actually be interested in what I had to say since we are on a date. She noticed that some of the other diners started to look over at both of them. She started to feel anxious. I can get through this. Just one date Jane, you’ve got this.

Taking a deep breath she asked him, “What do you do for a living?”

“I work for a small marketing firm as the vice president. What about you?”

“I work at Bourke’s Books as the shift manager. It’s the most I’ve ever had at a job. I really love it.”

“Oh that’s adorable. I love that bookstore; I shop there all the time. I’m a big reader when I get the chance; I assume you are too then?”

“Yeah, I’m constantly reading and finding the most interesting books. What’s your favorite genre? I personally love realistic fiction, more young adult stuff right now.”

“So I really hope you don’t mind, but I already ordered us some salads to start us off,” he said, not having noticed what she just asked him.

“No, that’s fine I guess. Richard, do you have any hobbies?”

He motioned for the waitress to come over and ignored what Jane said completely. Wow, what is his deal?

The waitress hurried over carrying what looked like salads with her. She sat them down in front of Jane and Richard. He leaned over to the waitress as she sat his salad down, and said in a hushed tone barely audible, “See? How hard was that? If you had only done what I requested the first time…”

The waitress smiled at Richard, obviously annoyed and walked away. Jane finally then put two and two together. He had been the one that had caused a scene earlier about the food. This guy must have some real problems. I can’t believe Amanda would do this to me.

“Thank you so much for ordering us these chicken Caesar salads. They’re actually my favorite. How did you know, Richard?”

“They’re your favorite too? I just can’t believe how much we have in common. This date is going so much better than I even expected.”

Jane felt herself growing more anxious each time Richard opened his mouth to say anything. It was just that he was so back and forth with his emotions and responses to things that made her uneasy. She hoped that since they had some food in front of them that Richard wouldn’t talk as much. Just as she picked up her fork to start eating her salad, Richard reached over and slapped her fork down on the table. She gasped and instinctively scooted back from the table.

“Now, Jane, it’s rude to start eating when I’m talking to you. You should really give someone your undivided attention. Hasn’t anyone ever taught you manners?”

“Richard, you weren’t even talking, and I have been listening to you this entire time,” she said, a little uncomfortable.

“Fine, whatever. I can see that you’re really not serious about this relationship.”

She wasn’t sure what exactly was going on, but she wasn’t really looking for a relationship, especially after one date. She felt her anxiety starting to get the best of her. She knew she needed an escape to at least calm down so she could process all that had happened. She thought quickly and said, “I’m going to run to the bathroom real quick. I’ll be right back.”

“Really? I don’t need to know things like that. Now that’s disgusting. Just don’t be long, otherwise your salad will be ruined.”

“Yes, Richard. What ever you say Richard,” Jane said not hiding the sarcasm in her tone.

“Now that’s more like it. Thank you. You may go. Just hurry back,” Richard said genuinely, not having caught her sarcasm at all.

She pushed herself away from the table and grabbed her purse. She hurried towards the bathroom and tried her hardest not to fall into an anxiety attack along the way. Jane slipped her hand into her purse and grasped her crochet hook tightly in her hand. She immediately relaxed just a little and pushed towards the bathroom.

Right before she got to the bathroom someone that appeared to be the manager stopped her, “Miss are you okay? You look a little shaken up.”

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Well guys, I really hoped you liked the bit more that I shared of my short story! Next time on creative writing with Collinswoah13 you’ll be getting the end! Please let me know what you think of things so far and what you think will happen.

Like I always say, stay classy and stay sassy friends 😉 Write at y’all Wednesday 😀