Friday Fictioneers – Mama Can’t Buy You Love

(Author’s notes: Learning new stuff coming up. We’ll see what happens! Here’s today’s fictioneers!)

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© Sarah Ann Hall

Mama Can’t Buy You Love

by Miles H. Rost

“Why are we in a bowl shop?” Harley asked.

“Mom told me to pick something, and she’ll buy it,” Clarissa replied.

“But, sweetheart, whenever she buys you something, you’re depressed for weeks.”

“It makes me happy.”

“Clarissa, it doesn’t. Your mom doesn’t want you happy. She wants you obedient.”

“Then what do you propose, Harley?”

“Why not let me make you happy?”

“How would you make me happy? Can you buy me things?”

“No, but instead you’ll have a home to call your own. And a husband who loves you.”

“A what…?”

“Would you marry me?”

Clarissa dropped the bowl.

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36 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Mama Can’t Buy You Love

  1. It’s a well-told tale, Miles, and you’ve given us plenty of depth in the characters..
    I rather agree with Michael. Harley sounds suspect. But even if he’s genuine, he will have a hard time making Clarissa happy, because of her family history. She’s learned to be obedient when manipulated, and she’ll persist in that strategy unless she learns a lot more about herself.
    Good story!

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