She was still holding a torch for him, even after they said their bittersweet goodbyes and promised to move on. They would communicate on the internet and text each other, while they were going to different colleges on opposite coasts. They dated all through High School and she liked his sense of humor, and she got a big laugh when he took her out one night and got a flat tire and he did not have a jack. Being a boy scout, as a rule he was always prepared and when the jack was missing from his trunk, he thought someone was trying to conspire against him. They would regulate their chatting time with each other, till one of them found another, which seemed like a perfectly civil way to end their relationship. She thought that this was almost too civil, like taking tea and holding her pinky out and then taking a nap. She felt it might be easier if they got down on a wrestling mat and went at it like crazed lovers should.
Written for Sheryl’s Daily Word Prompt – Regulate, for Roger Shipp’s Daily Addictions prompt – Rule, for the Daily Spur prompt – Internet, for FOWC with Fandango – Egregious, for Linda G. Hill’s ‘Life in progress’ JusJoJan January prompt – Humor, for Randomness Inked Scribbling the Unspoken Let it Bleed Weekly Prompt – Conspire, for January Writing Prompts – Bittersweet goodbyes, for Ragtag Community – Torch, for Di’s Three Things Challenge prompt words – Tea Nap Mat and for Word of the Day Challenge Prompt – Jack.