Saturday, February 21, 2015

Some New Fiction

A short, sweet romantic fantasy. Obsession can come upon us all unawares. There are many kinds of obsession, some more frightening than others. Perhaps the most frightening of all is love that comes upon us unanticipated and wholly unexplained.

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Pascal said...

When she left JFK for Onteora, I began hearing the twilight zone theme.

Among your fantasies, this one was the most normal. The engineer isn't the superman this time. :)

Backwoods Engineer said...

Read it. It's the usual quality, but I must complain: Jana is far too sensible, far too humble, and not nearly self-centered enough to be a successful actress.

Reg T said...

Nice twist. Wish I could remember the name of the story - or its author - wherein a man who basically had it all, including a gorgeous wife, cheated on her routinely, but with a woman who was almost homely. IIRC, his explanation was that he felt great happiness having the attention of a good woman who loved him for himself. When his tryst was discovered, the surveillance merely showed him having a nice, home cooked meal, and then enjoyed just quietly sitting with his mistress, reading a paper while she knitted (if memory serves).

And, yes - I enjoyed watching Notting Hill several times, too :-)

Francis W. Porretto said...

If memory serves, Reg, the plot line of the story you cite is almost exactly the story of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles. Charles was married to Lady Diana Spencer at the time, in a "marriage of state" typical of royal families, but his yearning for the peace and normality Camilla offered him was too great for him to resist.

Domestic tranquility seems pedestrian and unappealing only to those who've never lacked it.

Oldfart said...

Someone once said something like: 'I may not know art but I know what I like.' I liked the story and I like your writing style.
As an ancient old fart I have many memories to look back on and one of my happiest occurred in a fashion similar to what you have portrayed here. Thank you.

Weetabix said...

Nice. It's kind of comforting to read a story about two people who represent what "normal" should be.