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By David B. McEwan

GENRE: Comedy, Drama

Betrayed by love and twice torched by divorce, a God among men declares that he's absolutely done with women and the con of romantic love , turning a routine boys' night out into a night that he and the guys will never forget.  


It’s Thursday night in Chicago and Adam Fisher is on his way to meet a few of his best friends at Gravity, one of their favorite bars for after work gazing and grazing. Forty-years-old, striking 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.

Pamela Bolinder

Fisher sounds like a sociopath.

David B. McEwan

He has a few redeeming qualities; just hides them well.

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