Monday, September 8, 2008

Fun Monday

Our hostess with the mostest this week is Woodlandmama of A Monkey in the Wrong Tree, and this is the assignment:

"Write the beginning of an unusual love story (not a real one). I only want the first paragraph. You can add an illustration or a picture to spice it up if you are really daring."

Boy, I hope she's not looking for a bodice-ripper, not from me.



Painting by Picasso


She's sitting at her usual spot the bar, listening to the band, when two guys sit down on her left and start making conversation. The closest guy, gives off that "God's gift to women" aura; the second guy's just kinda quiet, but she's pretty sure she hears a hint of a southern accent, a personal weakness. The guys get to teasing her; telling her they think she's in love with the lead singer in the band.

Photo from Google images, Neil Gaimam's blog, http://www.neilgaiman.com/

Finally, the closest guy gets up to use the facilities, and she moves over to his bar stool, in order to find out if there might be something worth exploring with Mr. Southern accent. After some small talk, she says, "There's a guy I've been seeing." Mr Southern accent says, "I don't mind, if you don't mind."

End of paragraph.

BTW, I wanted to mention the surgery that's upcoming, it's for Bob. He's a retired detective and has always been very althletic. Serious injury to his spine has been causing him a lot of pain, and restricting what he can do. He can't even do Tai Chi! He can still ride his bike(s), and is hoping to resume his other activities after spine surgery later this month. He'll never be able to do a triathalon again, but it's our hope he can have less pain and be more active. Thank all of you that expressed concern for me, I appreciate it, but will pass it on to the love of my life, Bob.

14 comments:

hulagirlatheart said...

Oh, fun paragraph! And prayers and good thoughts coming your way on the surgery.

Allie said...

Good luck to Bob. More thoughts and prayers from us!

Faye said...

I can totally say that the response from "interesting southern guy" is not unexpected! How clever. Loved your illustrations.

Best wishes for a successful surgery for Bob so he can be 100% again.

Woodlandmama said...

Great job and good luck. Thanks for participating!

Gattina said...

Still a thing to do, I never met a southern guy, lol !
Good luck for Bob !!

Olive said...

I enjoyed the read and also your illustrations.

Hoping Bob has a successful surgery.

Oliver Rain said...

I'd read more! The illustrations were perfect. And I'm not truly fond of bodice rippers.

storyteller said...

Nicely done … and best wishes to Bob on his upcoming surgery. You’ll both be in my prayers. Alas, creativity abandoned me this morning … so I’ve taken a different path today at Small Reflections … just because.
Hugs and blessings,

Alison said...

I love it Jan...good job!!

Please keep us updated on Bob, I hope all goes well and he has a speedy recovery.

Jo Beaufoix said...

Oh I like that, and I hope Bob's op goes really well. Hugs.

IamwhoIam said...

Hope all goes well with BOB.

Good closing line, to the love story.

lisaschaos said...

Oh fun! I bet she's been seeing a shrink. :)

I hope Bob's surgery goes well and he gets some relief.

countrymouse said...

Best to Bob! What kind of surgery is he having?

Great final line of the paragraph, by the way : )

mamarehema said...

My prayers and thoughts are with you guys, great story...

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