Ginger and Almond: Friendship

Unexpectedly came face-to-face with myself as I wrote on Almond Tanglebreeze’s story, and now I’m stuck.

Almond just spent all afternoon shopping with Ginger, who was helping and guiding her every step of the way.  Now it’s dinnertime in Pixie Hollow and I am faced with the decision that defines everything about Ginger for the rest of the story–the unanswerable question that has defined my entire life.

Does Ginger stay, or does Ginger go?

Is their relationship one of mutual friendship, or of one girl being the other girl’s counselor, guide, crutch?  Does Almond have anything to give to Ginger, or is this a one-way friendship only?

And since I don’t know the answer to that question in my own life, I’m having trouble writing about it in Almond’s.  :/


I’ve realized that to make a friendship go two ways, Ginger has to need something from Almond.  So now I just have to figure out what it is that Almond can offer Ginger.

And in the process I will hopefully discover what I have to offer others as well. 🙂  Now that is cool.


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