Low Expectations

By Elizabeth Aaron

Georgie has a glamorous occupation in fashion.

Her boss doesn’t understand her identify, yet operating for a genius pays off in the future. She hopes.

She additionally has nice friends.

Granted, they’re occasionally a piece superficial, yet who desires to speak about an international situation on a Friday night?

And she’s having fun with her unmarried life.

Eighteen months of celibacy, and never a scorching prospect in sight.

Perhaps life’s no longer fairly what she hoped for…

But how can she swap it, and what does she really need? caught someplace among a quarter-life quandary and self-fulfillment, Georgie is set that this 12 months, every thing may be various. Armed in simple terms along with her feel of humour, a few black eyeliner and her most sensible test at ‘charming’, she’s at the approach. yet simply how lengthy will the recent superior Georgie last?

Low expectancies is a brilliant, raunchy, laugh-out-loud novel approximately what it skill to be a ‘Real Woman’ at the present time

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I don’t understand why she bothers – I’ve by no means met such an uptight stoner. ‘All correct, Stacy? ’ I say. i've got relented my pathetic stakeout and stumble into our little kitchenette. it really is spotlessly fresh, as traditional. it's certainly one of Stacy’s conditions that the dishes be washed instantly after utilization. As she doesn't usually consume, this can be supremely handy for her, a little less so for me. She does spend loads of time in the following, status by way of the kettle with a mug of sizzling water and lemon (plus a tiny squirt of agave syrup if she is feeling indulgent) gazing my meal arrangements with an air of obscure superiority. i'm confident she is considering that if she ever deigned to cook dinner, she might do a more robust task of it. i'm presently wrapped up in an attractive ensemble of stripy lengthy johns, a cashmere shawl i discovered on a bus, a thick jumper, a tremendous woolly cardigan and knee-high clashing ski socks. final night’s MAC eyeliner has migrated below my eyes. i glance just like the results of a passionate stumble upon among Alice Cooper and Pippi Longstocking, raised via ‘Stitch and complain’ lovers. Stacy is donning a silky chinese language gown, loosely belted to bare her sternum and coltish legs, retaining a tumbler choked with what seems like pondscum. She appears like Grace Kelly lounging in a boudoir in Shanghai, conserving pondscum. She is endlessly trying to make me test her algae-vitamin concoctions yet I refuse due to the fact i would like to nourish the flavor buds I’ve now not but killed via smoking and besides we're not dwelling in L. A. ‘I’m completely good, thanks, Georgina. ’ Stacy continually calls me Georgina, although she is familiar with complete good I hate it. ‘Oh expensive, you’re no longer taking a look rather well this morning. overdue evening? There’s a few extra barley-cayenne-asparagus within the refrigerator if you would like. It’s solid for spots, puffiness and darkish circles. I’ve by no means suffered from these indicators, as they're often relating to liver pressure and as you recognize I infrequently drink. it's going to do you an international of fine when you took a shot each morning and made a few way of life adjustments. ’ Stacy smiles tightly and appears at my face as though she is anxious. ‘Yeah, i used to be operating overdue. I’ve bought hideous cramps. i feel i would like a piece extra sustenance this morning. thank you even though. ’ I crack open a few eggs and face up to the urge to smear yolk on her ideal complexion. The clean spots on my brow have elected to co-ordinate themselves with the bobbles on my purple shawl. ‘I by no means get cramps. It’s one of many advantages of fasting. ’ Even her uterus is ideal, rattling her. She most likely sheds 3 drops of blood on a super-slim tampon and is finished for the month. ‘Yes, you’ve pointed out that. do you need a few omelette? ’ ‘No, i need to maintain myself clean for my date with Cosmo. ’ Stacy wrinkles her nostril in tender disgust. She is the single individual i do know who speaks approximately meals as though it sullies her. i will not comprehend this mentality. i've got felt real angst in debates over the good, valuable, everlasting query that wakes truth-seekers up in a chilly sweat in the midst of the evening: nutrition or intercourse. Gun in your head; no caveats.

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