Ellajean tried to engross herself in the adventures of Western romantic fiction. A genre generally dependable to have a happy-ever-after ending as the hero rides off with the new bride he won with his “good day, Miss” manners, his winning smile, his rippled muscles and his quick ability to rescue her from the evil landlord who was about to evict her if she did not receive his advances.
Ellajean removed her glasses and gave up her attempt to live some other girl’s happy-ever-after life. The rent was due and her landlord would be coming soon. Her hero had not arrived.
Thanks, Rochelle, for the prompt for Friday Fictioneers, 100 word story. Also thanks to PHOTO PROMPT © CEAyr for the picture.
About oneta hayes
Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
Dreams meet reality
with a clash, I fear.
One day her prince will come – just not today! Nice one.
My story is a but click away!
I loved your story. You caught me right away with the book that refuse to be pulled out. And thanks for liking mine.
I can’t thank you enough.
I hope young women today are taught to be their own heroes. Waiting around for one to show up makes you old! lol
Thanks for reading and for taking the time to comment. My story was short fiction limited to 100 words. Next time I’ll have her stand behind the door with a mace can. 😀
Time Ellajean found a hero or arranged her rent. Life outside novels can be tough.
Hard to do in 100 words. 😀 Thanks for reading and leaving the comment.
Oh, so sad for Ellajean. Truth is often harsher than fiction.
Ellajean needs to seek a hero since one has not arrived! Don’t think the landlord is going to be one. 😀