A Valentine’s Wish

February 10, 2016 at 7:49 pm 44 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 12 February 2016

The Reclining Gentleman
Photo Credit: The Reclining Gentleman

Today, I’d ask her to be my valentine. I find her in a wheelchair outside our building, by the water fountain, and basking in the springtime sun.

An auto accident just after high school had left her paralyzed from the waist down. Fortunately, she realized she could still breathe. It didn’t stop her from going to college and pursuing an IT career. Otherwise, she wouldn’t have met me. Ha. Ha. Ha.

Although she’d been sucker punched in life, she’d kept the grace and inner charm that make a woman a woman. Slowly, I approach her ever hopeful she’d say yes.

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44 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Lata Sunil  |  February 10, 2016 at 9:42 pm

    I am sure she will surely say yes. After all he still admires the woman in her.

    Reply
    • 2. plaridel  |  February 10, 2016 at 11:14 pm

      lata:

      that would be a perfect story ending. 🙂

      Reply
  • 3. mickwynn2013  |  February 10, 2016 at 11:19 pm

    I think she’ll say yes too. She sounds a genuine person

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    • 4. plaridel  |  February 11, 2016 at 9:44 am

      mick:

      positive thinking almost always works. 🙂

      Reply
      • 5. mickwynn2013  |  February 11, 2016 at 9:50 am

        That’s what I’m hoping 🙂

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        • 6. plaridel  |  February 11, 2016 at 8:13 pm

          mick:

          paging nicholas parks… 🙂

          Reply
  • 7. FabricatingFiction  |  February 11, 2016 at 12:17 am

    This feels the start of something beautiful 🙂

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    • 8. plaridel  |  February 11, 2016 at 9:43 am

      louise:

      sometimes, love blooms in mysterious ways. 🙂

      Reply
  • 9. oldentimes  |  February 11, 2016 at 2:57 am

    I would expect a ‘yes’, and a lot more to this story.

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    • 10. plaridel  |  February 11, 2016 at 9:43 am

      oldentimes:

      hopefully, it would be the start something good.

      Reply
  • 11. draliman  |  February 11, 2016 at 6:56 am

    I’m glad he sees past the wheelchair to the woman.

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    • 12. plaridel  |  February 11, 2016 at 9:42 am

      draliman:

      me, too.

      Reply
  • 13. ansumani  |  February 11, 2016 at 6:58 am

    How can she say no to someone who sees her inner beauty? Nicely doe.

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    • 14. plaridel  |  February 11, 2016 at 9:42 am

      ansumani:

      he’s hoping for the best.

      Reply
  • 15. Sandra  |  February 11, 2016 at 10:22 am

    Lovely!

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    • 16. plaridel  |  February 11, 2016 at 8:12 pm

      sandra:

      thank you as usual. 🙂

      Reply
  • 17. Siobhan McNamara  |  February 11, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    Waiting with bated breath to find out if she says yes ….

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    • 18. plaridel  |  February 11, 2016 at 8:12 pm

      siobhan:

      bloom or bust, his fate is in her hands. 🙂

      Reply
  • 19. jademwong  |  February 11, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    Aww, life does work in mysterious ways. Loved the little snippet of reality you offered with your story. I have no doubt that she’ll say yes 🙂

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    • 20. plaridel  |  February 11, 2016 at 8:11 pm

      jade:

      he’s hoping for the best. 🙂

      Reply
  • 21. Ann GrubbsnCritters  |  February 11, 2016 at 11:22 pm

    awwwwww….:D

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    • 22. plaridel  |  February 12, 2016 at 3:09 pm

      ann:

      too much cheese? 🙂

      Reply
  • 25. rgayer55  |  February 12, 2016 at 3:37 am

    No Shallow Hal here. A very sweet story.

    Reply
    • 26. plaridel  |  February 12, 2016 at 3:08 pm

      russell:

      thank you.

      Reply
  • 27. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)  |  February 12, 2016 at 11:55 am

    I think he has the right approach – hopefully it’s just a beginning

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    • 28. plaridel  |  February 12, 2016 at 3:08 pm

      björn:

      it’s her call. 🙂

      Reply
  • 29. gahlearner  |  February 12, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    Let’s hope she likes him too and says yes. She’s a strong woman and wouldn’t go for pity. Lovely story.

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    • 30. plaridel  |  February 13, 2016 at 9:10 am

      gahlearner:

      she’s a strong woman indeed.

      Reply
  • 31. rochellewisoff  |  February 13, 2016 at 4:43 am

    Dear Plaridel,

    Perceptive man. Sweet story.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • 32. plaridel  |  February 13, 2016 at 9:09 am

      rochelle:

      he must know what he’s getting into. 🙂

      Reply
  • 33. Margaret  |  February 14, 2016 at 12:42 am

    A very touching story. Nicely told.

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    • 34. plaridel  |  February 15, 2016 at 10:03 am

      margaret:

      thank you.

      Reply
  • 35. skippyheart  |  February 14, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    Awww sweet! Happy Hearts Day, Mr. P! 🙂

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    • 36. plaridel  |  February 15, 2016 at 10:03 am

      skip:

      i’m glad you liked it. happy valentine’s to you, too.

      Reply
  • 37. Dale  |  February 14, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    Very sweet. How could she possibly resist a man who sees her as a woman?

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    • 38. plaridel  |  February 15, 2016 at 10:02 am

      dale:

      that’s true. 🙂

      Reply
  • 39. Lori Carlson  |  February 15, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    Beautifully told.. such an inspiration 🙂

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    • 40. plaridel  |  February 16, 2016 at 9:05 am

      lori:

      you’re very kind. thank you.

      Reply
      • 41. Lori Carlson  |  February 16, 2016 at 11:34 am

        My pleasure 🙂

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        • 42. plaridel  |  February 18, 2016 at 9:19 am

          lori:

          awesome. 🙂

          Reply
  • 43. patriciaruthsusan  |  February 16, 2016 at 7:06 am

    That’s true love. You love the person for themselves. Well done, Plaridel. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    • 44. plaridel  |  February 16, 2016 at 9:04 am

      suzanne:

      my sentiments exactly. 🙂

      Reply

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