It was winter, Ann and John lived together in a farmhouse. John needs to visit his father to help him with his chores. It is 17 miles to his father's farm and a terrible storm is about....
Don't go, it's a terrible storm. I get so lonely without you!
Stop worrying, I'll be back before supper. I'll invite Stephan over to keep you company. When I arrive home, we'll all play cards!
Stephan! I hope John doesn't find out about us. I get so lonely here all day when I am alone.
I should paint the door, It will make the time pass much more quickly
He always leaves me here!
I hope he gets home alright, this is a terrible storm
I'm a fool, I have no right to brood nor be depressed all farmers wives have to stay home
Oh how I hope Steven will come.
Ann painted the door to fight off the gathering cold and loneliness
I feel so alone. No one understands. It is so hard. I yearn for human connection.
I musn't brood. When John and Steven are here I will make the cakes with raisins that he likes, I will make coffee for after we play cards. John is simple but I like Steven, no matter what the neighbours say. Someone to talk to, that's all I need.
Of course I came. I said I would didn't I? You can't be expecting John back tonight in a storm like this.
John was not back at 7, nor 7:30, nor 8....
Of course. Then we shall all play cards. He was the one who suggested it.
Steven! It was good of you to come. Such a storm to face, I suppose I should feel flattered.
This needs to stop. I am so worried that John will come home whilst this is happening. But I am just so lonely all the time...