Welcome to yet another day in my own personal A to Z Challenge. Today's letter is the letter l. L stands for loneliness.
Joe is an incredibly lonely person. Despite his relationships with Claudette and Pete, Joe still feels very much alone in the world.
Alone because he and Claudette can't truly have it all.
Alone because Pete has a life and family all his own.
Alone because he has one of the most difficult jobs in the world, works insane hours, and is rarely home. Thus he really doesn't have time for much of a social life.
Alone because his father died when he was a kid.
Alone because his mother is gone now, too.
Alone because his sister is a junkie, and can't get her life in order.
Alone because he basically has no family left.
Alone because he keeps to himself. It's safer and easier that way.
Joe is lonely. Partially due to his circumstances. Partially due to his choices. L is for loneliness.