Cindy’s Service Hours in the Ministry averaged above the rest of the Congregation, and she had an affable, submissive personality worthy of the wife of an Elder. I wondered with a slight prick to the heart if Cindy felt the same about Charles. Marrying an Elder would certainly add to her spiritual cache.
I hadn’t minded that Charles had stolen my Service Partner away from me. Cindy made me giddy, and then I acted silly around her, bombastic and tittering with nervous energy. And then I would often spend the afternoon in regret, questioning why I had acted so dumb around her. Again.
Carrie will be performing a reading of her creative non-fiction piece: “The Way Out — A Recollection of My Life as a Bisexual Jehovah’s Witness,” for PussyCat Lounge in Hamilton, Ontario on Nov. 19, 2017. You can read The Way Out here.