Finding Mara

September 10, 2014 at 1:43 pm 46 comments

for friday fictioneers 100-word challenge 12 September 2014

Janet WebbPhoto Credit: Janet Webb

Justin came home to an empty house. Mara was gone. Last night, they had a spat that made him sleep on the couch.

The first time they met, they knew they were meant for each other. But she wasn’t somebody the family would approve. She worked as a stripper.

Most of their recent fights were caused by Mara’s insecurity about their relationship especially now that he had established himself as an artist.

Justin put his jacket back on. He’d look for her and never stop looking until he found her. To hell with family, he’d ask her to marry him.

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46 Comments Add your own

  • 1. lingeringvisions by Dawn  |  September 10, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Awww…that’s sweet πŸ™‚

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    • 2. plaridel  |  September 10, 2014 at 9:53 pm

      dawn:

      thank you. i’m deeply flattered. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 3. Rachel Bjerke  |  September 10, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    I was about to write exactly what Dawn wrote! This is a sweet story, and very “aww” worthy πŸ™‚

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    • 4. plaridel  |  September 10, 2014 at 9:54 pm

      rachel:

      wow, you’re very kind. thank you. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 5. wmqcolby  |  September 11, 2014 at 1:19 am

    Simply told and very well, too. Good work this week, Plaridel! Keep up the good work.

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    • 6. plaridel  |  September 11, 2014 at 9:16 am

      wmqcolby:

      thank you for reading. much appreciated.

      Reply
  • 7. Tracesofthesoul  |  September 11, 2014 at 1:52 am

    This is a very lovely story and nicely written. πŸ™‚

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    • 8. plaridel  |  September 11, 2014 at 9:17 am

      tracesofthesoul:

      you’re very kind. thank you.

      Reply
  • 9. Sandra  |  September 11, 2014 at 3:03 am

    Straightforward and simply told. Charming, in fact.

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    • 10. plaridel  |  September 11, 2014 at 9:17 am

      sandra:

      thank you for the charming compliment.

      Reply
  • 11. dmmacilroy  |  September 11, 2014 at 3:25 am

    …He searched every strip joint all the world over. He never found her, but he had a lot of fun trying….

    A great story.

    Aloha,

    Doug

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    • 12. plaridel  |  September 11, 2014 at 9:18 am

      doug:

      now, that’s another way to end the story. πŸ™‚

      Reply
    • 13. rgayer55  |  September 12, 2014 at 2:47 pm

      I wonder if he needs any help. πŸ™‚

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      • 14. plaridel  |  September 12, 2014 at 10:30 pm

        russell:

        any volunteers? πŸ™‚

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  • 15. rochellewisoff  |  September 11, 2014 at 3:30 am

    Dear Plaridel,

    Good for him. It’s his life after all. Nicely done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • 16. plaridel  |  September 11, 2014 at 9:18 am

      rochelle:

      and nothing wrong with marrying a stripper either.

      Reply
  • 17. Claire Fuller  |  September 11, 2014 at 5:48 am

    Lots of good back-story in this, without it feeling crammed in. Nice.
    Claire

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    • 18. plaridel  |  September 11, 2014 at 9:19 am

      claire:

      thank you for the nice compliment.

      Reply
  • 19. liz young  |  September 11, 2014 at 10:02 am

    Sensible chap – I hope she forgives and accepts hm!

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    • 20. plaridel  |  September 11, 2014 at 1:23 pm

      liz:

      i hope so, too.

      Reply
  • 21. Elizabeth  |  September 11, 2014 at 10:02 am

    I like it, passion is stronger than everything, but I don’t think her relation will survive the rules of society.

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    • 22. plaridel  |  September 11, 2014 at 1:31 pm

      elizabeth:

      i appreciate your comment. first, he must find her and then maybe she can switch jobs.

      Reply
  • 23. draliman  |  September 11, 2014 at 11:10 am

    Good for him. I hope he finds her and she agrees to come back – I’m sure she will after he spends all the time to track her down.

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    • 24. plaridel  |  September 11, 2014 at 1:32 pm

      draliman:

      let’s hope for the best. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 25. Leigh W. Smith  |  September 11, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    So romantic, Plaridel. What’s that saying, “the course of true love never did run smooth”? Hoorah, Justin!

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    • 26. plaridel  |  September 11, 2014 at 8:00 pm

      leigh:

      i’m keeping my fingers crossed. let’s hope for a happy ending.

      Reply
  • 27. sustainabilitea  |  September 11, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    Plaridel, you wrote a very realistic story and did it well. I’m glad he decided to marry her and I hope when he finds her that they are able to work out their issues.

    janet

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    • 28. plaridel  |  September 11, 2014 at 8:02 pm

      janet:

      i heard every relationship is about compromise. if they can do that, things will all work out.

      Reply
  • 29. Caerlynn Nash  |  September 11, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    True love is a grand thing. We should all be so lucky to have someone that solid in our lives. Good job!

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    • 30. plaridel  |  September 11, 2014 at 8:04 pm

      caerlynn:

      it’s so true. thank you.

      Reply
  • 31. rgayer55  |  September 12, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    Those darn spats. They cause more trouble than good. I hope he finds her.

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    • 32. plaridel  |  September 12, 2014 at 10:31 pm

      russell:

      i hope so, too.

      Reply
  • 33. aliciajamtaas  |  September 12, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    Good for him. Love conquers all, even the relatives. Lovely, love story.

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    • 34. plaridel  |  September 12, 2014 at 10:31 pm

      alicia:

      that’s so true. thank you for reading.

      Reply
  • 35. Nan Falkner  |  September 13, 2014 at 12:41 am

    What a poignant love story – I think she went to get milk (I hope).

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    • 36. plaridel  |  September 13, 2014 at 8:59 am

      nan:

      that would be lovely. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 37. BjΓΆrn Rudberg (brudberg)  |  September 13, 2014 at 4:02 am

    One artist career or another.. Why judge if there is love?

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    • 38. plaridel  |  September 13, 2014 at 9:02 am

      bjΓΆrn:

      exactly.

      Reply
  • 39. patriciaruthsusausan  |  September 13, 2014 at 6:33 am

    Plaridel, I think this couple needs some help from a trained person and to have a nice long talk. They have a lot to work through. πŸ™‚ —Susan

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    • 40. plaridel  |  September 13, 2014 at 9:06 am

      susan:

      it will also help if his family becomes open-minded enough not to prejudge her because of her profession.

      Reply
  • 41. patriciaruthsusausan  |  September 13, 2014 at 6:33 am

    I also meant to add: Well written. —Susan

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    • 42. plaridel  |  September 13, 2014 at 9:07 am

      susan:

      it’s very gracious of you. thank you. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 43. Love Happy Notes - Daily Fun and Inspiration  |  September 15, 2014 at 3:13 am

    So sweet.

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    • 44. plaridel  |  September 16, 2014 at 9:15 am

      lovehappynotes:

      thank you for reading. much appreciated.

      Reply
  • 45. Shailaja/ The Moving Quill  |  September 16, 2014 at 8:47 am

    Now there’s a keeper. What a guy! Strange how the same prompt brings out such different views πŸ™‚

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    • 46. plaridel  |  September 16, 2014 at 9:18 am

      shailaja:

      when i saw the prompt, i imagined an empty house. that gave me the idea of what to write. πŸ™‚

      Reply

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