"Why is it men do that, I wonder? Hold you like you're some baby bird that might break, or fly away, I suppose... " Female friendship can be more consuming than any romantic love. Bea and Angela, just sixteen, make a pact: no men, no marriage, no children. Now in their thirties, the pair reunite for one evening after 10 years of silence. As conversation unfolds over glasses of wine, the words most important are those left unsaid.'A Glass Half Empty' is a piece of new writing which addresses the complicated female experience of ageing, beauty standards, and the biological ticking clock.This project is supported by a Pebble Trust Brighton Fringe bursary.