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Two Perspectives


The Proposal
August 12, 2012

GBE2 prompt is to write a story from two perspectives.

“Mom, I have great news. Josh finally proposed!” Vini spoke into the phone just above a whisper to her parent’s home phone. Her mom was thrilled and her dad, not so much. He wasn’t a big Josh fan, but then again he had never really like any of her boyfriends. Josh made a big effort in the beginning to befriend Frank, but since he failed at every turn, he had given up and remained just pleasant and polite around him.

“Tell me all about it!”

“He just fell to his knee after dinner last night at the kitchen table. He looked directly into my eyes and said, ‘I love you; have loved you a very long time and I want to marry you more than anything. Will you marry me?’ and I just started crying! I didn’t even say yes, I just cried! Then he pulled out the ring. He picked out a ring all by himself! Can you believe it? It’s perfect! It’s my size and it’s beautiful and I finally said, ‘yes, of course, I love you so much.’ We stood and hugged for like 5 minutes!”

Wiping her own tears, her mom replied, “I just couldn’t be happier. He’s a good man.”

They talked a few more minutes and Vini hung the phone up and tiptoed back to their bed to cuddle with her fiancé. She had never felt more loved in her life.   ♥
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Answering his phone while driving to work he hears. “So how did it go?” It’s his brother Jim who is the only other human who knew he was proposing last night.

“Okay. Almost like I planned, well, the last plan I made!” Laughing he continues, “She said, ‘yes’ and really that’s all that matters.”

“Did you get on your knee?”

“Uh, well, yeah.”

“And said what?”

“Are you a girl or what? Who cares what I said? Jeezopete. I mean I asked her to marry me and she said yes. It’s all good Bro!”

“Cool. She’s cool and you need to settle down. Good choice. Later.”

“Yep, later.” They both hung up and were both perfectly satisfied with how it all went down.        ♥

Jo

30 comments:

  1. This is so Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus. That's exactly how it would go, and I love it. Great response to the prompt!


    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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    1. Could be real! LOL Men are so fact based and women seem much more detail based. I like it that way, myself.
      Thanks Joyce.

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  2. What a great little story. You certainly have a gift.

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    1. Thank you...it was kinda fun and pretty easy to do the guy side vs the girl side. I kinda took the easy route on this one! ♥

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  3. That's pretty much how the whole thing would go! You hit the nail right square on the head with this. Cute story!

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    1. Thanks! Like I said, it wasn't hard and really it's life!

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  4. I enjoyed the different perspectives. As a mother of 3 boys and 1 girl, I can tell you that this is EXACTLY the way it is! Thanks for letting us in on your interesting writing style!

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    1. I have the same combo! LOL I knew we had a lot of things in common. Thanks for stopping by and I do know how little detail is required for a man to tell a story.

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  5. You captured the difference between men and women very well. I'm always complaining to my husband that he NEVER gets the juicy details of anything.

    Interesting project. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I know! same here. I can't stand when people tell him stuff, I only get half the story. *sigh*

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  6. And thank you, thank you, thank you for not having that annoying captcha thing. I hate that when I'm trying to leave a comment. Very nice.

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    1. I HATE CAPTCHAS!!!!! I have been known to read and not comment on really good blogs because I'm just not into working that hard.

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  7. funny... and it sounds just like what the girl would do and say, and how to the point the boy would be..... nice, jo..

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    1. Yep...we love details...the boys, cut to the chase. MEN! LOL

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  8. You did so good on this one!! Bravo Jo!! You so pegged the guys "whatever, she said yes" attitude and the girl's hearts and flowers and emotional attitude and response. I may have said it before, but you so totally rock!!

    Kathy
    http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

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  9. You may say that as often as you please! lol
    It will never seem insincere to me because I am way too needy to think you might be patronizing me! Lmbo
    Thanks Kathy I always look for your comments!

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  10. LOLOL well there ya go.....he made a great choice...cuz bro said it!! LOL and dad..ohmy gosh..a whole totally different perspective. Humm...did this ever happen? :0)

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  11. As always, great job! You always capture the feeling of the story so well and do a wonderful job of conveying your point of view. Or, in this case, two points of view. Kudos! XOXO

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    1. Thank you so much. YOu do say the kindest things. I liked doing this and I really found it quite easy. xoxox right back at choo

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  12. Men! This is just the way they would talk about it. So real

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    1. Thank you. Men really are from mars!

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  13. Men vs. women....yep, that pretty much sums it up. lol

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  14. This rings so true to life Jo. Makes me think of all the moments to come in these two lives that will follow the same pattern! :)

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    1. Yep. We speak two languages on this house for sure. Mars and Venus!

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  15. Very clever take on the topic prompt, Jo! A sweet story, too! :)

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