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A love story, one sentence at a time.

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    Beth37posted 4 years ago

    He had never been so taken aback as he was at this moment.

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    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    Paradigmsearch continued to gaze at himself in the mirror.

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    2uesdayposted 4 years ago

    Reflecting upon the past, future and present.

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      Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      He realized he was utterly alone and it scared him.

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    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    But then he discovered 2uesday.

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    chicagoguyposted 4 years ago

    then they lived happily afterwards.

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      Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Well that story got shot all to hell, eh? lol

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        2uesdayposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        That always happens in one way or another when anyone attempts this with a story or a poem in a forum. Which seems strange for a site that is based around writing.

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    2uesdayposted 4 years ago

    Eventually he discovered she was just the alter-ego of an English woman who preferred creative writing to washing dishes.

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      Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Her house was in shambles, but her mind was exquisite.

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    2uesdayposted 4 years ago

    She was often eager to write but not to reveal her inner most thoughts.

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      Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      She feared them more than she feared the night.

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        paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        But then Paradigmsearch sent her an email...

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          Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

          and so she hired an assassin and had him shot for sexual harassment.

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            paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            But the assassin bungled the job and Paradigmsearch soon recovered.

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          snakeslaneposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          imploring her to reconsider his offer. Too late!

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    2uesdayposted 4 years ago

    For if she told the stories she knew, of magicians, castles and unicorns, who in this modern world would want to read her words!

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      Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      There was one... he was a bit of a wizard himself, but she had yet to discover him... or his talents.

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    2uesdayposted 4 years ago

    But there are no guns, violence or destruction in her world.

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    2uesdayposted 4 years ago

    So she employed the wizard to find the man staring into the mirror the woman of his dreams.

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      snakeslaneposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      "Mirror, mirror on the wall", he chanted.

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    2uesdayposted 4 years ago

    And as if by magic the mirror dissolved.

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    Pearldiverposted 4 years ago

    There before her stood a wonderful cut of a man, though morbidly obese by medical standards; to her, his wiggly wand and rippling chins, along with his exotic name; Doya Trustmeornot, showed him to be... her Whiz-ard!  roll

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      Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      lol

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      snakeslaneposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      He was stuck in a paradox, a fun house mirror had replaced his beloved looking-glass!

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        Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Because his good looks were a distraction to others... he didn't want to be swayed by opinion... the distorted mirror helped him forget the power he carried with his smile alone.

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          snakeslaneposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Still the mirrory fat guy played on his memory.

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    snakeslaneposted 4 years ago

    "You never get a second chance to make a first impression.., oh noo!" he cried

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    austinhealyposted 4 years ago

    He got up, forgetting how fat he was, and his legs couldn't carry him, so he fell heavily on the cold hard stone floor, making a wet noise, just like  a big fish thown on the top of a boat.

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    snakeslaneposted 4 years ago

    And just at that moment he woke up as the boat lurched and he heard the fish slop around in the checker.

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      phdast7posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Turning over slowly he looked up and in the dark night sky he saw the constellation Orion.

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        snakeslaneposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        He knew she was out there somewhere looking at the same stars, but where?

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    jansharesposted 4 years ago

    Suddenly, an insight about who he really was on the inside came forth and shown brightly and confidently to 2uesday.

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    snakeslaneposted 4 years ago

    He went out on deck, got on his pony, and began to ride.

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      phdast7posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Of course, that is what he desperately wanted to do, but he knew he couldn't, because he and the horse would plunge off the side of the boat into the deep, dark ocean.

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    ahorsebackposted 4 years ago

    And thats what began a very romantic journey  a man , a horse and a lady .  A threesome you might say !

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    austinhealyposted 4 years ago

    He realized how strange his thoughts were and said to himself : "Darn, I need a seriously spicy Bloody Mary!"

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      phdast7posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      He wondered pensively if the salty old boat Captain,  Jefferson, might have the ingredients for a spicy Bloody Mary stashed away in his personal cabin.

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    jansharesposted 4 years ago

    As he opened the door to Captain jefferson's personal cabin, he jumped back!

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      phdast7posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      There were two men laying stretched out, seemingly lifeless, on the floor of the cabin and he didn't recognize either one of them.

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    jansharesposted 4 years ago

    Now that Bloody Mary was very much needed, however, not as urgent.

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    austinhealyposted 4 years ago

    But not the kind he faced right now, as Mary, the maid, was laying on the floor, covered with blood and apparently lifeless!

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    ahorsebackposted 4 years ago

    And then she rose up  !  He realize he'd been duped !  She wasn't bloody at all as she gave him a "come on" look !

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    snakeslaneposted 4 years ago

    Then he heard music

    http://youtu.be/4evzpIVnMVs

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    ahorsebackposted 4 years ago

    Oh! you won with Lyle Lovit , what a voice !  She said .....I forgive you for staying in love with me .

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    snakeslaneposted 4 years ago

    But he didn't look back as he and the pony flew away.

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    expertscolumnposted 4 years ago

    Then as she quietly walked away, a ominous sound came from the side of the cabin.

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    Cyndi10posted 4 years ago

    Still, he flew, oblivious to the ominous sound and he felt freer than he had in years: free of Mary, the boat, the agony of loving her and especially free of the fat man he had mistaken in the mirror.

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    austinhealyposted 4 years ago

    As he flew away, Mary cried, her tears diluting the ketchup all over her dress. Maybe he was a fat pig to some, but she always had a soft spot for him. But now he was gone and Mary wept

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      Cyndi10posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Her cries were getting louder, but he didn't hear and, unfortunately, she didn't hear the ominous sound growing louder and closer.

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        gmwilliamsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Then the room become very dark and her face became very pale when she saw someone from her past...............

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    austinhealyposted 4 years ago

    A vision she thought she would never experience again! However, she had to face reality and with a terrified look on her face she looked at the shadow getting closer to her by the second.

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      snakeslaneposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      He swooped in on his pony and swept Mary away!

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        Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        They were meant to be... it was obvious from the time they first said hello and he made her laugh... she loved a man with a sharp wit.

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        ARUN KANTIposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        After suffering the tribulations of life they discovered themselves afresh and found themselves just made for each other!

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          Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

          They spent their days sailing the sea, and their nights making each other happy... so very happy.

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            snakeslaneposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Aww, I love happy endings!

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              Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Unfortunately their boat capsized in a rough storm leaving them to fight the waves and swim for their lives.

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    ahorsebackposted 4 years ago

    Yet swim they did ,more than they ever could have known,  they swam untill thet swam into the beach itself !  And sand surrounded them !

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      Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      They coughed salt water out of their lungs, but they were alive and although battered by the waves, they were only 50 ft. apart... fate was on their side.

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    snakeslaneposted 4 years ago

    They would need to make a fire, and strangely enough he found in his floater vest pocket, a shard of glass, a piece of his mirror!

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      Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Sadly, he had a bit of an ego and he spent at least 30 min. using the mirror to identify unwanted seaweed in his hair before it occurred to him that the shiny object might have another use.

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    snakeslaneposted 4 years ago

    lol
    And luckily the seaweed was good to eat.

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    ahorsebackposted 4 years ago

    And he would never ask directions at the gas station , but She would and did !

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      Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Unfortunately there were no gas stations on the island, but she did ask *him where he thought they might be, ad nauseum, until he wondered how he could have ever loved her.

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    Pearldiverposted 4 years ago

    After that nagging thought and experience, he seemed to happily spend more and more time with his mirror, not only tending to the rear areas that had been previously waxed, but also those persistent nasal hairs, which demanded time, in which, he had planned to use his small mirror for - the signalling of small boats, containing equally lonely sailors!  yikes

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    snakeslaneposted 4 years ago

    Meanwhile, the pony was happy to fly around and about between nibbling on lush grasses and palm fronds, and he could see from his flights they were quite close to civilization, but kept that to himself as he was enjoying the peace and quiet.

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    Pearldiverposted 4 years ago

    To add to this diriculous and completely predictable set of events, everyone noticed that their already low seaweed supplies were being quickly carried away by lines of purple leaf cutter ants, moving endlessly, in a shimmering motion, towards the horizon and that secret civilization that only the wacko pony knew about!

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      snakeslaneposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      smile Then there was another musical interlude:

      http://youtu.be/zSAJ0l4OBHM

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    snakeslaneposted 4 years ago

    He and Mary discovered they shared a love of toasted leafcutter ants, and prepared a feast of these for New Years.

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      Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      How had they never discussed their love of toasted leafcutter ants before... he wondered how many other adorable attributes he'd never noticed before.

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    ahorsebackposted 4 years ago

    And then the leafcutter ants rose up and began thier  dance of the mating season , as the lovers watched in awe!

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      Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Until he got a little hot under the collar, if he still had a collar, which he didn't as his clothes were in tatters... so he decided to take the remnants off... soon the ants were watching them.

 
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