The Girl I Used to Like

Avatar Author: j. smthng The best thing I ever wrote was a cheesy poem-satire about unrequited chocobo love. ... Also, I can get pretty verbose sometimes. The Ficly stories are good for me because I'm making an effort not to sequel myself (an... Read Bio

Tammy was watching me again. She didn’t know I saw, but I did; I saw her watch me every day after lunch, wishing I would come over and talk to her. I wasn’t going to help her cheat on Steve, though; he was in Germany, and the last thing I needed was for one of his jock friends to find out and kick my ass. Come to think of it, my girlfriend wouldn’t be happy about it either.

In a different life, we could’ve been an item, though maybe it wouldn’t last; it’s hard to say, y’know? I’m not even sure I’ll stay with Janet. Tammy and I took auto shop together; she was a freshman and I was a sophomore, and nobody, including Tammy, had any idea what she was doing in that class. I mean, she was obviously not good with cars. But she tried her best and I liked that; she was so cute, making auto part flashcards and staying after class to practice. I had a crush on her, until she rejected me. I should’ve brought her flowers.

Janet’s different. She loves cars; we met when she beat me racing. I wish I saw her more often…

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  1. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    lol! awesome sequel! I love how you picked up the details in mine and made them even more prevalent in yours. :)

  2. Avatar j. smthng

    Thanks for giving me details to use. ;)

  3. Avatar Alexa Reed (LoA)

    Man! I feel sorry for Janet. Hmm . . . Maybe later.

  4. Avatar j. smthng

    Feel sorry for Janet, eh? Clearly, you should write that sequel so I can read what you mean. ;)

  5. Avatar tas_13

    hoho. im not sure about my sequel. but i hope you’ll like it. if you don’t please tell me, so that i could improve.. and please give me some piece of advice.. im an amateur..


  6. Avatar Alexa Reed (LoA)

    Guess I was too late for the sequel (lost this page). I might sequel the sequel, though.

  7. Avatar j. smthng

    Oh, please do. I want to know what Steve’s doing in Germany, or I want Tammy and Janet to meet each other, or …

  8. Avatar Stovohobo

    I like what you did with the character Elsha made. The only quibble (someone else used that word, and it works in comments) I have is that the names don’t sound real. I suppose it’s too late now, and it probably stems from me being born into a generation mostly void of those names (a mouthful, sorry).

    It’s really a small, personal quibble. So anyway.

  9. Avatar Stovohobo

    Except for Steve of course. Steve is a mighty and noble name that every parent should bestow upon his/her offspring.

    (Also, I know it’s entirely possible that this story does not take place in present day, but like I said, my generation doesn’t hear Tammy and Janet much except in story problems.)

  10. Avatar j. smthng

    Stovohobo – thanks! I will be more thoughtful about names in the future. (I would love to change them now, but I think it would be too confusing for continuity. How are “Christine” and “Izzy”?)

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