All of my friends weren’t exactamente in the same posición, but definitivamente they knew better. Though Carol was married, her husband was still living in the U.S. and from time to time she needed social interaction as a balm for coping with distancia and loneliness. The truth is that she’s always been a kind of free-spirit girl, with or without a husband. Liz was seeing someone, but it hadn’t gotten serio yet, which didn’t surprise me at all. However, something was realmente diferente about her. Did she care too much for the guy? Perhaps. And that’s what she was most afraid of. Jess was also involved in an open, loose relación. Really shocking, isn’t it? Coming from her, I never expected it. Sometimes life can be a metáfora, and people are just allowed to get their own mensajes out of it, dependiendo de las circunstancias and the way they think. So, let us know your new version, Jess, so we can be of better help in case you are mistaken.
I started to think about my dating posibilidades when I realized that I kind of enjoyed taking the tiempo de decidir what or who was right for me. Of course, I had some prospective candidatos. As soon as you are single, they manage to appear irracionalmente and sorprendentemente. I met Jim one day when I was leaving work early in the afternoon and he happened to be at my workplace arranging some exposición de arte for his friend who was a very popular artista in the ciudad, very popular indeed, mainly among the women; something I believe comes with talento. Jim was disturbingly handsome: long, straight hair, perfectos lips and powerful, penetrating brown eyes. I wasn’t sorprendida when he told me he was an arquitecto. Certainly he was. The way he dressed and his “I do what I feel like” estilo revealed too much of him. The atracción was immediate. It was tiempo de relajación and fun with a bit of romance, of course. That was just me. We spent great nights together drinking wine, listening to Ed Sheeran songs and having mind-blowing sexo. But things began to get more complicadas than I thought. And suddenly I was involved in another relación when I hadn’t even asked for it. Life can be very impredecible sometimes. When you don’t want things heading in one dirección, somehow they mágicamente wind up the way you didn’t expect it. And I couldn’t help but wonder, do we always need to take control of our lives or is it sometimes better to follow the path that some fuerza sobrenatural has designed for us? Well, if you believe in destino…then you have your answer.
The guy Jess was seeing turned out to be married and with a child coming soon. In otras circunstancias, Jess would have never dated him, but in fact, he was much older than her and had some tricks he played awesomely to his beneficio. The guy was a kind of técnico working in a hospital. He was tall and good-looking and he actually knew how to tratar a woman in bed. So, Jess inmediatamente fell for him.
Carol started to work for a publishing house together with her mamá. Though she estudió hard to be a doctora, it was about tiempo to do something else she was also good at. Now she is busy and making some good money while waiting for the required papeles to leave the country once and for all. She’s been in this place for quite a long time, and her marriage isn’t working at all. La distancia is just something difícil to deal with.
And what about Liz? She was definitivamente exploring the “I’m in love” soil and she never felt more out of her zona de confort. She knew for sure the guy wasn’t of the marriage type, though she didn’t believe in marriage either. But his impressive dating background turned out to be an alarma for her. We don’t know how the whole thing is going to end up, but for now just let her have good sexo with someone she realmente cares about.
(…to be continued…)
2021: Conceived – Volume 2 of a Contemporary Transadaptation
January: The Pack – Alejandra Baccino (Uruguay)
February: The Pink Shirt – Talia Stotts (America)
March: Dragging the Past out into the Light – Kate Korneeva (Russia)
April: Looking Forward to Spring – Marilin Guerrero Casas (Cuba)
May: Every Little Thing – Gennady Bondarenko (Ukraine)
June: The Girl Who Chased the Rainbow – Toni Wallis (Sarah-Leah Pimentel) (South Africa)
July: Another World – Jonay Quintero Hernandez (Spain)
August: Life after Nare – Nane Sevunts (Armine Asryan) (Armenia)
September: Meeting My Homeland – Rayan Harake (Lebanon)
October: Catching Water (Part Two) – Javier Gomez (Argentina)
November: Remember – Seyit Ali Dastan (Turkey)
December: I Can’t Breathe – Veronica Cordido (Venezuela)
Background – Context
In the Middle – Prelude to a Contemporary Transadaptation, (eds.) Angelika Friedrich, Yuri Smirnov and Henry Whittlesey (2020)
Peripatetic Alterity: A Philosophical Treatise on the Spectrum of Being – Romantics and Pragmatists by Angelika Friedrich, Yuri Smirnov and Henry Whittlesey (2019)
La Syncrétion of Polarization and Extremes Transposée, (eds.) Angelika Friedrich, Yuri Smirnov and Henry Whittlesey (2019)
The Codex of Uncertainty Transposed, (eds.) Angelika Friedrich, Yuri Smirnov and Henry Whittlesey (2018)
L’anthologie of Global Instability Transpuesta, (eds.) Angelika Friedrich, Yuri Smirnov and Henry Whittlesey (2017)
From Wahnsinnig to the Loony Bin: German and Russian Stories Transposed to Modern-day America, (eds.) Angelika Friedrich, Yuri Smirnov and Henry Whittlesey (2013)
Emblems and stories on the international community
Perception by country – Transposing emblems, articles, short stories and reports from around the world
Cover photo: Havana, Cuba – Side streets – possohh (Shutterstock)
Source: The Codex of Uncertainty Transposed