Monday, January 16, 2017


Welcome! Thank you for coming. The word prompt is "train" this week. I'm continuing my story, "Reunited." 


He turned to stare into her eyes. She leaned back.
“You. Sanderson doesn’t know you’re my partner. You’ve never met. Didn’t you date some loser named Mike something?”
“I had a high school friend named Mike.”
“Didn’t you date him? I thought you told me you took him to the prom.”
“He took me. I saved him from some whack-o girl who liked to target shoot.”
“Then he owes you one.”
“You can’t be serious.”
“I’ve never been more serious in my life,” Ned replied.
“I thought you and I were about to get engaged?” She took a drink.
“Sure, sure, after we film this and sign the biggest deal of our lives.”
“I’m not following,” she replied.
“You don’t have to really reunite with this guy. Don’t sleep with him or anything. Just pretend. Just until we hook the audience Ben Sanderson is looking for.”
“Yeah. You’re hot, Cassie. Beautiful hair, smokin’ body. What does this Mike guy look like?”
“I don’t know. I haven’t seen him in ten years.”
“Perfect!! You guys’ll be the perfect Reunited couple.”
“But what about us?”
“There’s still us, baby. Just do this for me and I promise you, the minute you and that jerk break up officially, in the press and online, we’ll get hitched.”
“Really? I have to go through all this just to get you to commit?”
“You know I love you. I never would’ve come to you with this idea if I didn’t trust you.”
“Hey! This was my idea. I came to you.”
“Whatever. I sold it to Sanderson.”
“True. You could sell anything to anyone.”
“Can I sell this to you? It’s our dream. We’ll hit it big and hit the gravy train.”
“Hold your horses. What about Mike?”
A lascivious grin widened Ned’s face. “Seduce him.”
“You want me to sleep with him to get him to agree?”
“Nah, you’re right. Promise him a bonus.”
“A bonus?”
“I’ll think of something. A…a..? I know! A honeymoon trip! Yeah, and all expenses paid trip to somewhere in the Caribbean. He can take anyone he wants, except you. We’ll do it around Christmas time. Perfect.”
“That’s a very romantic time of the year.”
“Almost as good as Valentine’s Day,” Ned said.
“We could get married on Valentine’s Day,” she offered.
“Fine. Rope in Mike. Get this rolling and when the show ends and you two break up, we’ll tie the knot in February. Does that work for you?”
“It’s a little dishonest.”
“Not really. We’re actually reuniting you two.”
“But it’s fake. We’re not looking to make it permanent or anything.”

“So what? Who’ll know? No one. Meantime we’ll have signed a sweet deal and can find another couple to divert the attention of you two breaking up.”




  1. I like this plan Ned came up with for Cassie. I'm wondering if it's going to backfire on Ned. Nicely done.

  2. Ned sounds like a sleazeball to me. Get what he wants and to heck with everything else, including Cassie. I hope he gets his in the end and that the reunited couple fall madly in love.

  3. I'm with the others - hoping this backfires on him. A few hundred words and I already know that he's not the one for her. Can't wait to read more and see what happens.