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Updated on December 17, 2010


Talk with George came easier than she thought it would. They went to their favorite Italian restaurant in Little Italy had some wine, and then Marcia cleared her throat..."George I'm going to get straight to the point, no more you hear me?" He almost choked on the clams casino that they had ordered and were sharing. "Please, she went on, do not deny, but if you expect to join me after I'm elected President...this nonsense has got to stop. That's what I brought you hear to tell you...Did I make myself clear enough?" Now it was George's turn to clear his throat..."Marcia, please forgive me, I was a fool...I've always been so proud of you, of your accomplishments...sometimes I felt so inadequate next to you. I know that if your father hadn't pushed it, you would never have married me". He paused, she did not answer him..."Never the less, I only cheated once Marcia, I flirt, but that's it...I've always loved you, I never stopped...I want to be your "First Gentlemen" he said grinning and reaching for her hand. "Are we ready to order now?" he asked smiling softly at her. Suddenly she wanted this man, her husband, to make wild love to her. It has been a long time. "Come George, she smiled coyly, let's do take out"...and they did...and it was one hell of a night.

The next day, she called her father into her office. She had given him a small office off of hers, he had acted as her "press secretary" to the media. "Dad, please sit down, we need to talk. When I go to Washington, I will still want you near...but my decisions are mine to make. Do I make myself clear?" She did not wait for his answer. "I want to take Katie Lincoln Kennedy with me to be my press secretary. I know you don't like the name...your superstitious...Lincoln, Kennedy...but I like her, and think she'll do a good job for me. I'm grateful Dad, for all you've done"..."Marcia, your brains are what got you this far, I only paved the way...I didn't do such a bad job, did I?" "Oh Dad", she said as they both stood up, as she came around the desk to hug him."I know I pushed you to marry George, but it's been good, hasn't it?" "Yes, dad, it has," and as she said it, she realized that it was true. George would make a great "First Gentlemen."

Now she was President...and George and the boys stood by her side, her parents in the background, as she read her speech. The crowd went wild. They loved her. She felt so happy. Her press secretary Katie Lincoln Kennedy leaned over her shoulder and whispered something in her ear. Marcia turned away from the crowd to hear her. As she did she felt a piercing pain as she started to fall...she heard her mother screaming..."MARCIA'S been SHOT! Oh my god...they've killed her! They've killed the President!"

The End.

This story and all it's contents belong to me, the author, b. Malin


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      trimar7 5 years ago from New York

      It can see that you have that flair for writing a book and/or a screenplay which is my next venture.

      I am not sure how we follow one another now on the hub. There used to be a button that you could click easily to follow others. Where is that button now anyway?

      Thank you for visiting my hub as well. Stay in touch!

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      b. Malin 5 years ago

      Hi Bescott, I'm so glad you Enjoyed the read. This was one of my Earlier works, and was glad Hub Pages allows us to be as versatile as we want. I'm always experimenting with my thoughts.

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      bscott4388 5 years ago from Chicago, IL

      Great read B. Malin. Fascinating characters and a really great story!

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      b. Malin 7 years ago

      Thank you Pixienot for you comments. I'm so glad my Hub story kept your interest. Feed back from fellow Hubbers is so important. Thanks for stopped by.

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      Pixienot 7 years ago from Clarksville, Indiana

      I have to agree with logic,commonsnse. You had my interest from the start and kept it going. You are a serious and deep writer who grasps human conflict. It would be a great Thriller!

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      b. Malin 7 years ago

      Thanks for looking and commenting, I've thought about becoming a writer of "surprise ending"...As for a thriller, thank you for those thoughts, and a special thank you for taking the time to stop by, Logic, Commonsense.

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      logic,commonsense 7 years ago

      This is a very good story! In fact you ought to take the premise of all 3 hubs and make a thriller novel out of it! I believe it could be very successful!

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      b. Malin 7 years ago

      Erin, I'm so glad you took the time to read my short story, it meant a lot to me. Thank you for your analogy and compliments.

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      Erin LeFey 7 years ago from Maryland

      Well, there goes my heroine - taking one for the team. Great story! The story does go with the way the world is today, sadly. A woman Jewish president would probably be taken down like that pretty quickly by some maniac. I agree with the majority of you, the writing was on the wall. It was a beautiful dream anyway! Great story b.! I enjoyed it throughly. Your use of imagery is outstanding, detail is impeccable and character development is tops. Namaste'

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      b. Malin 7 years ago

      Thank you so much Acaetnna, what a nice compliment. Thanks for stopping by.

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      acaetnna 7 years ago from Guildford

      I am inclined to agree with Epigramman - awesome and definitely could be a screen play! Let's watch this space!

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      b. Malin 7 years ago

      breakfastpop, I so anxiously awaited your comments to the ending...but as I told epigramman, I knew this was how I would end it...right or wrong...we know our history... and it's a sad factor on life here, as well as many parts of the world.

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      breakfastpop 7 years ago

      Welcome to the United States of America, home to as many maniacs as decent people. Score one for the killers. What a shame.

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      b. Malin 7 years ago

      Thank you epigramman for taking the time to read and comment. I knew from the beginning how I wanted the story to end...As you know it's been done before, in real life, and so I wanted this twist...but I didn't feel the need to say who did it...It's just another great mind, this one a woman's, who could have also written history, but was destroyed before her time.

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      epigramman 7 years ago

      .......well I guess it was too hard for someone to accept the fact that a woman who is Jewish could become the President - I had a feeling this was going to happen but at the same time in this last chapter it kind of took my breath away when the assassination ended your story so suddenly ......great story you have written here about the rise and fall of the American dream - populated by interesting characters, a strong narrative and an involving plot line - you seem to be very confident and assured as an author when it comes to writing short stories - a job well done - this could be a movie screenplay!!!!