This piece was written for the Six Sentence Challenge, with the prompt word of ‘exchange’.
Stop me if you’ve heard this but there’s this woman who’s dumped her gaslighting partner and exchanged him for a new bloke she’s pretty keen on.
Being a modern liberated woman, she decides to take the initiative and says to him (bold as brass) “I think we should move in together and I want a life commitment.”
And the bloke goes, “Nah, those things are always breakin’ down and they cost too much to repair.”
So the woman goes, “So why don’t we build a better one then, one with lots of spare love, a big, beautiful bed and no boredom allowed?”
And the bloke thinks for a while then goes, “Alright, alright, but there’s a few conditions.”
So she listens and she listens and she listens,
and then she goes, she goes,