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A couple decide to take a road trip. They have everything planned.
It’s a journey that would end in love and commitment.
But the two have no idea what they’re getting into.
Their moods wind and swerve with the open road. The ending is unexpected.
Please read ahead and click the blue link! Enjoy!
They had been planning for weeks. The road trip that would cement their bond. A man and his woman. A woman and her man. They were madly in love. She pledged her devotion. He admitted his adoration. And there was no third who could contradict either emotion. It was do or die, you or nothing, […]
The Road Trip by Terveen Gill — Gobblers / Masticadores // Editores: Manuela Timofte / j re crivello
Oh, the dangers of a road trip… I know of a couple who used a long road trip to check if they were ‘long term material’ and lucky for them, it worked out. If a relationship survives long boring hours in a car, then the couple involved are definitely good to go for the long haul. Your characters weren’t quite so lucky. At least they found out before getting married.
I agree with you, Britta. It’s not easy to sit in an enclosed space for long hours and feel bright and comfortable. I guess falling apart on this long haul is better than parting ways after the big I DO day. Saves a lot of hassle and trouble. Haha! Thank you so much. 🙂
Road trip is certainly a great test. Apparently they say putting IKEA furniture together is also a great test.
Haha! That’s another great story idea. Thanks so much, Cassa! 🙂
That was a very engaging story, and makes me thoughtful too.
Thank you so much! Many are bound by self-imposed rules and restrictions. Such is life. 🙂
You are very welcome. True 🙂
Going on a trip is a wonderful test of the staying power of a relationship. Sometimes we do group trips with two couples in a car. When one couple quarrels, the other can step in to defuse the tensions. There are so many things–petty things mostly–can go wrong in a trip since one is not in the comfort of familiar environment anymore. Usually it’s the woman who has to be the loving and the nurturing one, especially if the partner is not the most mature.
You’re a gifted writer Terveen. Must write a book
Thank you so much, Parneet! I’m on it. 🙂
Great description… I am going to send you an email soon. Everything is so hectic, right now.
Thank you so much, Tamara. I can understand. Take care and stay positive. 🙂
Wonderful story, Terveen. I enjoyed it much. ☺️
Thank you so much, Jeff. I appreciate it. 🙂
You’re welcome, Terveen. Always my pleasure. ☺️
Well, if Kenny Rogers can’t do the trick, that relationship needs to be dragged out behind the barn and taken out Old Yeller style.
Young, foolish couples have no idea that healthy silence can show a level of vulnerability and comfort within a relationship. At times, people need a break from verbal communication, and if you’re not content being in each other’s space simply being quiet, then you and the other person aren’t sympatico.
I couldn’t agree with you more, Rhyan. Silence can be so fulfilling and comforting if it’s shared with someone on the same wavelength. I think talking is just too overrated and given too much importance. There are quite a few who need to be taken out Old Yeller style. I’m not being too evil am I? Thanks so much for your super-duper comments. 🙂
“Super-duper?” If you hear the telephone ringing, it’s the 1970s calling to get their adjective back.
Haha! I love your humor. Totally radical, dude!