Thursday, August 31, 2023

The Good Part

The chilly drip from Lucy’s bedroom ceiling wakes her each morning, a job with a London television production company where she receives no recognition and little pay. Lucy is exhausted from chasing adulthood only to find her bank account empty and the last croissant long gone. Late one evening after a rough day at work and an even worse hook up, Lucy stumbles into a small shop to get out of the rain. An older Scottish woman offers her a turn in the wishing booth, a machine tucked away in the back corner. With little to lose, she humors the woman by accepting. As Lucy closes her eyes there is nothing she wants more out of life than to get to the “good part.” The next day she wakes in a strange bed with a man she does not know. Realizing she drank quite a bit the previous night she hobbles to the bathroom to snap out of this dreamlike state. When Lucy glances in the mirror she is petrified. Lucy is an older version of herself, 42 to be exact. This is her gorgeous house, and very handsome husband. She is the mother to Felix aged 7 and little toddler Amy. She is even the boss at work! Go Lucy! But she cannot recall how she got here. This may be the “good” part, even the best part but Lucy has lost 16 years of her life and is terrified they are gone forever. This beautiful, entertaining romance includes so many life lessons. When things gets hectic it is hard to live in the moment and not rush or wish away everyday stress. It is hard to remember that the days are long but the years are short - and it all goes much too fast. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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