Hi friends! If it’s Friday, it must be another Red Writing Hood prompt! This time, we were asked to write a personal ad for either a fictional character or for ourselves. As tempting as it was to write about myself, I decided to continue the Jill/Ryan/Kelly saga. You can read the previous installments here: Jealousy, The Email, and Heartbreak.
SWF, 25, in search of SM, 25-35.
You: Educated. Gainfully employed. Stable. Loving. Able to see the beauty in spending the night in. Energetic. Active, though you don’t exactly need to be training for an Ironman competition. Funny. Patient. Mature (in other words, I hope your place doesn’t smell like feet and moldy take-out containers). Not a Rolling Stones fan (I can compromise on many things but I just hate them). Ready to enter into an adult relationship where we can both be our own person as well as part of a bigger, stronger whole.
Me: Grad student who works full-time. Soon-to-be bestselling author. Have suffered some hard knocks but haven’t we all? Attractive, stylish but not trendy or high-maintenance. Terrific cook. I love watching football and “guy” movies – sincerely. I live to run, to read, to write, and to love my 4 year old daughter.
Yes. We’re a package deal. But I don’t expect you to play Daddy, or to even meet her unless we become serious about each other. In fact she won’t even know you exist until after the background check I run on you comes back clean. Hey, I might be a girly-girl who wears a jersey on Sundays in the fall, but I’m also a mom. And my girl is the coolest, smartest kid I know.
To wrap it up: I’m the total package. Smart, funny, driven, and attractive. You’d be a fool to pass up on this opportunity.
Take a chance on me and I’ll take a chance on you. You won’t regret it.
One caveat: If your best friend is female, don’t waste your time.