(Author’s note: It’s been a week. But I went through the last 3 months of comments, and was able to respond. Because I actually care about people’s thoughts. And now that some things have come together on this job, I’m looking forward to the future. In celebration, here’s today’s Fictioneers!)
by Miles H. Rost
The people at school knew nothing about Mindy Royal.
The bookish 18-year old was friendly, but no one really took the time to get to know her. Most regarded her as a plain Jane.
Steve Jacobs did not. He was someone who always gave her a smile, helped her when books fell on her, and even gave her lunch money.
The day after her 18th birthday, she walked into her high school, dressed up like a princess. She met Steve, and immediately proposed to him.
She was Princess Melinda, and she needed someone special to be her Duke of Leeds.
awe – so delightful
I agree, most certainly!
and hope the job keeps going well
It is going well. Just tiring.
I know what you mean… 🙂
Nice story – I liked how Steve was right to take notice of her.
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Lucky Steve Jacobs! I am sure he had agree.
He did, he did!
Wow, a real fairy tale.
Quite. That was what I was aiming for.
It is. The music is what holds it all together. Her life in HS is the song, but as she takes on the royal mantle, she adds to it. It’s…quite stark when I look back on it.
Steve is such a good guy. I think the beauty of the high school setting you chose is that I immediately pictured this happening in the hallways of my own high school. It has a real feel but at the same time fantastical in the right ways. Great use of 100 words!
Part of the reason it’s so real nowadays is because of of Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. It was also had bits of my own memory in high school: We had an actual princess from Cambodia going to school with us. It was a bit surreal.
A heartwarming tale of a Princess Charming. Thanks for caring and replying to everyone’s comments. Means a lot, I am sure.
It may take a while to get back to it, but I definitely do so.
Ditto to Kelvin’s comment. Reminds me of the princess diaries, with a geeky awkward ugly duckling turning into a swan. Im glad she recognized the good in him, but boy, 18 is young!!
Yeah, now that you mention it, it looks that way.
Sensible way to find a genuine partner. Sweet story.
This is so heartwarming.
I most certainly agree.
Love this story. I hope the job sorts itself out and lets you get back to writing. 😊
It’s the other stuff around the job that needs to take a bit of a back seat. That’ll take care of itself in December.