Friday Fictioneers: Routine





It was a routine appointment for Claire. Like how her friend Joanne went to the book club or her other friend Sophie went to her careers advisor. It was an appointment she wouldn’t tell the girls about at lunch later. Doctor Cole tried to get her to open up about why she looked so much for love, why she felt so much rage. But Doctor Cole would go home to her loving husband and forget all about her.

I want love so bad because Daddy never gave it. I feel so much rage because Daddy was a controller of Mum.


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38 comments on “Friday Fictioneers: Routine

  1. neilmacdon says:

    Sounds like those routine appointments are not the best way for her to go. Has she thought about becoming a serial killer?

  2. Dale says:

    She might have to find someone else to help her.

  3. draliman says:

    Hopefully in time she’ll find some peace.

  4. Iain Kelly says:

    Dangerous feelings to have pent up inside. Nice take.

  5. subroto says:

    The feeling of pent up anger and rage comes across in the story. Nicely done.

  6. Nobbinmaug says:

    I don’t think parents realize how much effect they have on their children.

  7. Tannille says:

    Daddy issues run deep.

  8. Sounds like she doesn’t need therapy as she already knows why she has those issues. Poor girl!

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  9. Dear Lisa,

    I feel for her. She has a long road ahead if she truly wants to recover. I can see why she wouldn’t want to discuss that appointment over lunch. Nicely done.



  10. How does one resolve issues like that. So difficult, so painful.

  11. csheldonblog says:

    nice take on the prompt x

  12. plaridel says:

    she feels trapped and there seems to be no way out. it’s a situation nobody wants to be in.

  13. tedstrutz says:

    I enjoyed this story. I liked the way you wrote it, so real.

  14. Sandra says:

    I hope a happier future awaits.

  15. I
    I think she can be healed in time, and I don’t blame her for not telling her friends. A lonely place to be I think.

    • lisarey1990 says:

      I agree. I have seen this with a lot of people. Very good people but they have a lot on their minds. She needs time & someone she trusts who she feels she can open up to. Thank you so much for reading. πŸ™‚

  16. So much pain inside… she need someone else to help her

  17. This doctor isn’t helping her enough. She needs to find someone else. Being part of a group therapy session might be better. That’s a serious problem. A good story and well-written, Lisa. —- Suzanne

  18. Laurie Bell says:

    Routine it might be but she’s holding a lot of hurt. A sad tale

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