More than the Tie Guy

Jack was a simple guy. Played by the rules…heck he worked at a public library for gosh sake! When Jack was at work, he did his normal functions; made coffee for the staff, sat down in the break room to get a doughnut (supplied by the director of the library every morning) and read the comic section of the local paper. He started his day at 8:30 am.  He was lazy. He only kept his job at the circulation department because of his famous neck tie collection.

Working in a library has its advantages. Libraries give you access to thousands of books from which you get thousands of ideas. For someone like me, who likes to write in my free time, this access to ideas is marvelous.
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My writing for fun started back in the seventh grade. One boring summer, I started on a story that I envisioned would be a transcript for a screenplay. Titled, “Hot Sun, Dry Sand,” this story ended up with pages and pages of short scenes that really went nowhere. Eventually, other activities took over in my life, and I found I was not writing as much.
When I began my writing routine again in 2007, I would scribble down thoughts on pieces of paper each day.

 Jack looks up from his notebook to think about what he was doing. A dating website? Had he really come to this? Yes, he had. He typed in a search for dating websites and quickly found out how many links there were. “Wow,” is all Jack could think. All of these people are trying to find someone? He was definitely not alone in the search. Jack clicked on one site with the name ‘Chat First, Talk Later.’ He filled out the questions and submitted it. Be da beep! Jack had his first match.

What will happen to Jack as he begins dating through ‘Chat First, Talk Later?’ Well, I have not written that part yet, but I think Jack will have to date quite a bit before finding the right girl for him. Stay tuned!

-Dave (the Tie Guy)