When I See the Music Bloom

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PHOTO PROMPT © Anshu Bhojnagarwala

The talk show host leveled her eyes at him in her famous “I gotcha” stare.

“You just broke the hearts of millions with this announcement, and I know the question on all of their minds, ‘why her?’  You have to admit, she’s not much to look at and is, to be honest, common.”

“I’m common…” he said.

She laughed.  “You?  The biggest heartthrob in Hollywood?”

He shrugged. “I looked into her eyes and saw the garden in her soul, the music in her heart.  She looked into mine and saw the real me.”

“You’re a poet?”

“When I’m with her…”

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Word count = 100

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.  This week’s prompt is here and uses a photo ©Anshu Bhojnagarwala.  Read more or join in by following the InLinkz “linky“.

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56 thoughts on “When I See the Music Bloom

  1. gahlearner

    That is so romantic, in the best sense. ” saw the garden in her soul, the music in her heart” is pure beauty. The cynical, superficial talkshow host is a great contrast to that which really counts.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks. That phrase was one of the first things I though of when seeing the prompt – it just seemed to fit. Despite participating in the typical Friday Fiction ritual of murder, I try to let my romantic side out on occasion ;)

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  2. Margaret

    Oh yes – that’s true love. What a great idea to have the talk show host in there. Her words provide a terrific contrast to her guest’s lyrical description of his romance and its effect on him.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      In the end we are all common – part of what she saw in him in this story, that he is just a common man like any other with the same wants and needs…

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  3. granonine

    Well, I think the interviewer is “common.” What an unkind thing to say, and I love that you had your MC put her soundly in her place. He may have had a pretty face, but he also had a heart and a brain. How rare is that!

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        1. trentpmcd Post author

          Yeah, write what you want to write. On the other hand, talk to Dale – I don’t think she considers herself a fiction writer, but some of her stories are great.

          Photos do conjure up ideas in my brain and from these little ideas whole stories sometimes enter already complete, I just need to write them out. Often they are too big for this prompt of 100 word fiction (my recent 12,000 word story on a different prompt, for example…), but this is a fun exercise.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Yeah, the talk show host is a bit judgemental… I wasn’t thinking that way, but now that you mention it, I can see it being the end of a rom-com.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I’m sure it is difficult, plus, if the person is in the movies, there is a huge demand on time where couples are separated for extended periods for filming. Not ideal for a relationship, but some make it work.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks, Rochelle. No, not really based on reality. My original thought was to have it an interview of a beautiful female heart throb who marries an ugly guy, but I thought people may have assumed I was thinking Julia Roberts and Lyle Lovett. But then, I guess that would have fit the description as well…

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