Priya, have you submitted this fiction to any paying publication? I’m not a solicitor — just another writer, but this is good, really good. It’s also part of this wave of fiction I see written by women with our own points of view, finally, with our own pleasure and displeasure being listened to. I’m looking forward to reading more of your writing. Thank you for sharing it.
Not sure which is less believable, that Kate Winslet would be interested in Jack Black, or that he was somehow already dating Shannyn Sossamon and thought he could do better.
Julia Roberts might be an awful person but “Best Friend’s Wedding” makes me feel genuine sorrow for Jules. How can you not be sad? She’s losing ’90s Dermot Mulroney.
By the same token…his Michael is douche. A dreamboat and a douche at once. FFS, he’s marrying a 21 year old and expects her to drop of school to do it? WTF…
I read a lot of bad poetry on Medium. I even write some of it. I read a lot of mindless poetry in respected journals. It seems to surround us. This poem, on the other hand, is the most amazing thing I have read in a very long time. Truly amazing. All I can really say is, wow. Just wow.
Brilliant and unwavering. This story oozes with perfect caricature.
Modernity is packed with men who lack what Orwell called “…a power of facing unpleasant facts.” I don’t believe I have read anything which so finely encapsulates the spirit of these slimy multitudes.
Hi. My name is Divya, and I’m an ex-employee of The High Spirits Cafe. I worked there for nearly 3 years, from September 2010 (then aged 20 yrs old) until July 2013. During my tenure, I acted as PA to the co-owner (then aged 30 yrs old), and worked as their PR girl, social media…
I am a strong, intelligent, confident person and I have been the woman in this story. Unfortunately it’s far more complicated than simply ‘speaking up or standing up for oneself’ as quite a few people have commented. Power imbalances in relationships develop, often very subtly, over time. And, to be honest, one simply gets worn down and it becomes a defence mechanism to keep quiet and placate.