Very Short Story – “I Want A Friend”

Thanks to a nerdy perspective for tagging me for the create a story tag. I’ve already done the tag however her post (which you should check out) gave me a fun idea for a new story of my own that I could write. So here is that story!


When the sun shone beautifully on a relaxing summers day, when the crisp golden leaves dropped. When the glistening snow fell and the hopeful seeds sprouted we would be together. It was just me and her, enjoying our lives in pleasant bliss, together.

We grew up, went through school and tried not to drift apart. It was difficult to do but we tried, memories led us on to continue trying and believing that one day it would all work out and everything would be ok.

I had to go to all boys’ school and we drifted away slightly, staying in contact online and meeting up often.  Naturally I was worried I’d lose her. I was protective and jealous, she liked that about me but I still worried.

Many years passed since those days, and we’d survived through it all. That is, until a man showed up by the name of Lee.

“Why can’t we hang out as much, why can’t we do stuff together anymore?” I said to her. Karen was her name. She had ginger hair going up to the bottom of her neck and a beautiful figure, though not conventionally.

“Tim I want too, but I just don’t have the time I’ve been really busy lately” She replied energetically with hand movements to stress her words.

I was now sceptical to this, too many things didn’t add up. This change was sudden instead of gradual, and it happened when she met Lee. I didn’t want to believe it, but it was beyond stupid not too. I had doubted long enough, my assumptions were as good as facts at this point in time.

“I know what it is.” I said out loud bitterly.

“You’ve got a new best friend haven’t you?” as the words left my mouth I felt a sinking feeling in my stomach. I was such a bad person.

“What Lee?” She said to me in shock.

“Yes.” I responded coldly. There was simply silence as we sat in the horrific atmosphere.

“I promise you Tim, friendship has nothing to do with us, and it’s purely sexual.”

“Oh come off it Karen, no relationship is purely sexual. There has to be friendship somewhere.”

“I promise you there isn’t Tim! Anyway theirs something that I want to say that I’ve wanted to get off my chest for a long time.” She said.

“What is it?” I asked with dread, hoping beyond hope that it wasn’t what I thought it would be.

“I was us to go back to being lovers again.” She said. And to this statement I exploded.

“What so you think we can be best friends and simply go back to being the way we were?”

“Tim… I…” But I interrupted.

“You think you can just forget the friend part of me and go back without anything changing? I don’t want another lover; I’ve got lovers coming all the way up to my ears.”

I started to cry, we both did.

“I want a friend” I sobbed.


Hope you liked it!

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