Author : James Rhodes

“Do you know why you keep making the same mistakes over and over?” Susan asked.

Daniel shrugged, he didn’t really care.

“It’s because you’re forgetful.”


“Well, what are you going to do about it?”

Daniel didn’t really feel like talking, least of all talking about his shortcomings. He realised that if he didn’t talk she would carry on and on until he broke down… Best to get it out of the way.

“I’m only forgetful about things I don’t care about.”

“Like me?”

“No, not you, the things you care about: bills, cleaning, the future… That sort of thing, I can’t focus on it.”

Susan’s lips were visibly smacking.

“Well, don’t you want this to work?”

“It doesn’t work, I die on my own. You get married next year, two weeks from now we get engaged because I start lying to placate you. After that we are happy until I forget all about you for some reason.”

Susan was used to Daniel’s nonsense, she sighed.

“You know, sometimes I wonder how you even hold down a job.”

“No you don’t, you know everything about my job.”

There was an accusative tone to Daniel’s voice that Susan didn’t quite understand.

“Well go on, tell me about it.” Daniel was shouting.

“What do you want me to say?” She asked.

“Just tell me why I love you so much when I don’t meet you until two weeks ago?”

Susan struggled to give him an answer but Daniel couldn’t hear it, his mind was somewhere else.

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