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The Education of Adam Fisher



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Adam Fisher, the man that every woman wants and every man would like to be, turns a routine boys' night out into one the guys will never forget.

It’s Thursday night in Chicago and Adam Fisher is on his way to meet a few of his guys at Gravity, one of their favorite bars, for a bit of after work gazing and grazing. Forty-years-old, strikingly handsome and a lawyer on the fast track, Adam is also twice divorced and bitter about the cost of love.

Arriving late, Adam finds his guys already in full gear at a table located so close to the bar that you could reach out and touch some of Chicago's finest.

Uncharacteristically quiet, Adam decides to just sit back and enjoy as Stephen, Cam and Josh take turns with their ribbing and put downs as the conversation bounces from Stephen’s online dating adventures, to Cam’s love at first sight romance, to Josh’s cynicism concerning love and marriage. Noticing Adam's reserve, Cam challenges him to…”Speak up or buy the next round”. Adam’s reply…”I’d rather masturbate... and I’ll buy the next round”…shocks his buddies into silence, then uproarious laughter, setting the evening on a course that no one could have imagined.

Egged on by the guys, Adam reluctantly agrees to explain himself and tell his sorry, pathetic story about how love has destroyed his life starting at the age of thirteen when Monica Dobkin, the new girl in the red sweater, smiled at him. As the guys sit riveted, Adam opens-up about his many adventures, his two disastrous and costly marriages and his pledge to never, ever do it again.

After the guys leave, Adam retreats to the bar for a night cap where a beautiful stranger takes the seat next to him and asks provocatively…”so, are you right or left handed?”

Her name is Chiara and she’s been sitting at the bar eavesdropping on Adam’s sorry tale of woe. As she gets personal and Adam decides to open up, the evening gets even more interesting and revealing by the minute. Adam Fisher, firm in his decision to give up on women, love and sex, may have just met his match.

Submitted: March 18, 2019
Last Updated: January 15, 2020

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The Writer: David McEwan

I am a writer living in Toronto. My CV in the business is short, so I’ll tell you about my working background. I’ve been a marketing executive for over 25 years in Canada and the U.S. representing major firms in the real estate, design and construction industries. My planning and writing skills have been tested and fine tuned by tight deadlines and demanding clients in the pursuit of branding, marketing and promotional excellence. I've also had the pleasure of ghost writing well over a hundred executive speeches for clients. My ambitions have now expanded to include a personal reinvention in the area of writing for film and T.V. I also just finished writing and launching a management/... Go to bio

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