Gossip - Chrissy
A Short Story by Doug Dean
Written using the suggestion ""I am still here two days later" "remain" "reflect" "wrong" "village""
Originally featured on 07-14-2009
As part of our series "Stories Written for Mel Favara’s “1,000 Words” Reading Series"

Ugh, my God! I feel like shit. I went out with Jules last night, because she’s having Boy troubles. I thought we needed to reflect (smiles) a little bit, you know, so we ended up taking shrooms at the end of the night and walked around this apartment complex, we pretended it was a village (smiles) and then we, like, acted like we needed to escape—the way that Jules needs to escape from Josh—and that to remain where we were, where we are, is, like, a betrayal of what we know is right. Josh is not right. Josh is, like, wrong in the head. I never liked him. I always thought he was really weird. So yeah…Did I ever tell you that while Jules was gone, I found out he, like, date-raped a girl that I’m friends with. Okay, that we’re friends with, okay, it was Carmen. I thought about talking to Jules about it last night, but I thought I would talk with Carmen first. Plus, Jules already just doesn’t want to sleep with him. And I was going to tell her about it, like two days ago, but the situation’s shitty, for her, I mean…I can’t wait until she’s just done with the creep. Anyway, I am still here, two days later, still needing to tell her, because she just needs to be done with Josh. I don’t like to spread rumors, you know me, but…he’s just a creep. Isn’t Carmen coming in today?

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