Lucy Wallace

Lucy Wallace is shambolic and unmanageable. Her pet name as a child was Chaos Loopy Loo. Everyone laughs at Lucy including herself. Serious has never had a place inside or outside her open nature. ‘Lighten up’ is her favourite line.

Lucy wears only second hand clothes. Her clothes also second as floor covering and blankets.

Just about everything Lucy owns lives on the floor. Her apartment is spacious; there are two bedrooms, a large and airy kitchen, a lounge room and a bathroom with a spa bath. Lucy has to push her front door with all her strength to enter; pushing away a build up of books, newspapers, takeaway food boxes, wine bottles and general rubbish.
She has a couch and two chairs, a dinning table and six chairs, side tables with lamps, a queen size bed in her room, a single in the spare. She cannot use her furniture; each piece is completely covered with stuff. She loves entertaining.

Lucy wakes after the third slap of her Peter Pan alarm clock. She eats anything left over from the night before for breakfast. Cleans her teeth with salt then brushes her hair into a rudimentary ponytail, or lets it hang lank, or plaits it into cute pigtails. Lucy changes her hair colour when she is bored.

Dressing is never an issue nor does any thought go into her eclectic style. Her process is quick, arbitrary and weather dependant. She seems to always look good.

Lucy works at the National Bank as a cleaner. She loves to talk to everyone in the office; she does not seem to know her station nor does anyone else in the office.

Everyone loves Lucy.
Lucy loves Reginald.
He intrigues her.

Lucy has watched Reginald for a month. This is the longest Lucy has gone without asking a man out she likes. She believes in being direct and why not ask? The worst that can happen is the person says no. But Lucy is nervous.

Reginald is different. She thinks he is honest. There is nothing false about Reginald; he has never altered in any way during her stalking period.

Lucy has been used to fickle men, the type to love and leave, please and sneeze while slamming the door. Men have hit her. Used her.
Men that want a mum, sister, twin, sin, virgin, upside down pineapple cake.

She decided enough was enough.
Lucy starts a new job and to her surprise, discovers honest Reginald.

Finally after a studied filled month all calculations completed in her mind, she asks him out. They drink water at a café; she does most of the talking.
He is nervous. She is not. A reversal of fortune, she thinks.

Mary is baffled.

Reginald why did you go out with Loopy Lucy?

She is alive

Reginald she is a crazy

No Mary

She is alive.



Comments

  • Traceyisanozzy
    Traceyisanozzyabout 6 years ago

    Trying not to clap my hands here Lisa……this is just incredibly good…….
    Opposites attract yeah?
    Oh do go on….and please make this a 12 part series at least!…..I don’t want it to end :)

  • hehe thanks Tracey, I can’t tell you how much fun I have writing like this :))) I won’t promise 12 parts but I’d like to XOXO thank you so much….

    – Lisa Jewell

  • Philosophy Lee
    Philosophy Leeabout 6 years ago

    Definitely see a book in the making…
    Write on! :)
    (please)

  • Thanks Lee, I’m not sure I’m the book type but I have to say, I’m having fun :))))

    – Lisa Jewell

  • NeilWells
    NeilWellsabout 6 years ago

    With all due respect to the comments above…..I am not stopping my hands from clapping….they have just started doing so of their own accord…. :)

    These two pieces are excellent reading…..I love the tone you have adopted in the narration.

    And in concert with the above comment…“12 part series at least”….. :)

  • Thank you so kindly, Neil…..I am so very happy that enjoyed both. My smile conveys my thoughts but hehe you can’t see that…so you’ll just have to believe me :))))

    – Lisa Jewell

  • PintaPinta
    PintaPintaabout 6 years ago

    OH MY GOD HONEY! The lemon slice worked! And here it is… and I LOVE IT! I LOVE IT! If I climb to the top of ol’ Parliament House and yell, do you think you’ll hear me from the Boondocks? xxxx

  • I can’t tell you how much your comments mean, they are inspirational. LOL I love the idea of screaming off the top of tall buildings…I’m going to do that one day, tis on my list. xxx

    – Lisa Jewell

  • Arcadia Tempest
    Arcadia Tempestabout 6 years ago

    This is stunning……captivated from the first line to that last line…..what a line to end this with….she was so alive……your writing brought her to life so well…..I think your writing here is so full bodied with the characters….it is alive indeed. Bravo! XXXX

  • awww shucks, ta dinks My Darling XXXXX I really am having fun…awww and it feels so nice…

    – Lisa Jewell

  • mychaelalchemy
    mychaelalchemyabout 6 years ago

    fantastic follow up here! I have known individuals like Lucy in my life but, what cracked me up was the upside down pineapple cake inclusion…I actually knew a couple kind of like her, you could not even walk in their place without books piled on the floor, everywhere, on tables, on the kitchen counters etc…
    this is a treat to read

  • Thank you Mychael, I make a great upside down pineapple cake, but hehe I’m not Lucy, I like order…but oi I’m not Reginald either…

    – Lisa Jewell

  • EnlightenedOne
    EnlightenedOneabout 6 years ago

    Bravo! Fantasmagorical!!!

  • Thank you Steve, your thoughts always mean so much to me xo

    – Lisa Jewell

  • roybarry
    roybarryabout 6 years ago

    C’mon now Lisa- we need to follow this through to its conclusion!
    I was thinking of “Diary of Harace Wimp” while reading this……….

  • LOL I’ve added a new part…..

    what a great compliment…..xx

    – Lisa Jewell

  • Mark Ramstead
    Mark Ramsteadabout 6 years ago

    Yes she is alive with possibilities.

  • Yes, I’d like to take Lucy a long way…..thanks XO

    – Lisa Jewell

  • anya
    anyaabout 6 years ago

    more Lisa G! More! More upside down pineapple cake.

  • You’ll have to get to Melbourne, I’ll bake you one ;) xo tis good, I promise….

    – Lisa Jewell

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