(Author’s Note: I want to drop two things for new people who are part of the world of mine, the Music and Fiction world.
The first is a good friend of mine who runs her own blog, called “Oh My Gloss“. She deals more with cosmetics, and a lot of it is from Korean companies. However, Sarah (the blogmaster) really has a lot of good advice and products. Take a quick step over, if you can, and take a look. And tell her that Music and Fiction sent you.
The second is for a great person who has been overcoming a lot of difficulties to become a real good person in the world of cosplay (costume play, aka dressing up and having fun.) Mosey on over to Precious Pearl Cosplay and Cats, on Facebook, and see a little look at what she does. She’s pretty good on things, and is responsive. She is also living out a dream as a vet assistant, hence the cats part of her page. Check it out.
Anyhow, long enough to talk…here’s today’s Fictioneers, with an old favorite song of mine from my childhood:)
There’s No Stopping Your Heart
by Miles H. Rost
“How many has that been, Kelly?”
Kelly Mangum looked at the two bouquets on the office table.
“I believe that’s six in two weeks.”
Frieda, her co-worker, was perplexed by this. She was the redhead with the killer bod, and she got no flowers. Kelly was a simple girl, yet kept getting bouquets galore.
“So, what’s your secret?”
Kelly smiled and directed Frieda to come closer.
“I mean what I say and say what I mean. He’s crazy for me, because I’m honest.”
Frieda blinked. Is it that simple? she thought.
“It’s that simple. Be honest, and you’ll get attention.”
Lovely story with a great message.
The song gave me that inspiration. Thanks for the encouragement!
Hmm .. sounds like the guy is in love if he can see beyond beautiful faces and killer bods.
Some guys can do that. Some don’t even know they do. 🙂 Thanks for the note!
I’d say that Kelly’s found a guy who’s looking for more than a pretty exterior. Good for both of them. Nicely done.
I wouldn’t know personally (been 14 years since), but this Kelly definitely has someone to keep. Thanks for the note!
Sounds like you’d better clone that guy. I’ve never been involved with anyone who has given me flowers that often. There was one who used to bring me Lindt Chocolate. That was yum!
Some guys know how to sacrifice, apparently! Thanks for the note!
He’s a keeper, and so is she.
That sounds about right! 🙂
Being authentic sure is important. Great that she gets all the attention.
Yeah, it’s a bit of a trope turned on it’s ear. Thanks for the note!
Nice message!! And great story 🙂
It’s the music’s fault, I tells ya! Thanks for the note!
The message is so clear and this is actually true in my humble opinion.Well done!
Well, thank you for stopping in! And make sure you listen to the song, as it adds an extra layer of flavor to the story! 🙂
Sometimes, being who you are makes all the difference. Well written, Miles.
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True true. Authentic identity is important!
Some guys like that “girl next door” attitude.
Or some guys just know what they like, and are willing to sacrifice everything for her. ^_^ Thanks for the stop-by!
Love it! Some guys just appreciate a woman for who they are and not what they wear or look like. Those rare guys are called “Gentlemen”.
Even though some of those gentlemen may not look gentle. (HA!) Thanks!
Looks can be deceiving. I know of one huge, muscle-bound Marine, who scares the willies outa me everytime I see him. He just has that “scare glare” thing going all the time. Yet, he carries in his hind the tiniest little teacup Chihuahua you ever saw, and he’s ever so gentle. He’s a big old teddy bear in a dragons skin. Love the guy!
Couldn’t agree more, Miles… 😉
Thank you, Dale! ^_^
Nice take on the prompt. Love the upbeat message.
And the music. Always the music!
Honestly? I’ll remember that next time!
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Honesty and persistence. Thanks for stopping in, Keith. I’ll try to hit up your story after my meeting today.
You know, Miles, this reminds me of the question — Ginger or Mary Ann?
It looks like we have an answer here. 😀 Well done!
No question, it was always Mary Ann for me. No matter what. Thanks for the flashback!
Well, let’s hope there are more men out there like him … Nice tale Miles
There are, they just get scared away by the third wave. Thanks for the drop-by!
My pleasure 🙂
A man who prizes honesty so highly is a rare being, and worth holding onto!
Kinda like a woman who has wisdom. Precious like gold. Thanks for stopping by!
A rarity in today’s world. Someone who rates honesty that high must deserve all that he gets. Nicely written, Miles.
In life, that should be the case. Thanks for stopping by!
Well she has a keeper. Sounds like they have a lovely relationship
I hope they do. It would be bad if they didn’t! Thanks for the drop-by!
Oh yes, honest is the best policy, being ourselves, without our masks, sure encourages the love inside us to shine.
So true, honesty shines like no make up ever could! love it.
Love the message here. Well-written story. 🙂
Hats off to that guy who really understands honesty and simplicity. Wish Kelly and her guy a long innings of happiness. A sweet little story to uplift the mood.