#MarquessaChallenge – Coming Home

As soon as I was in the car and heading to work, I dialed Jane’s number.

“Hey Lila, what’s up?”

“I dreamed about him again.”

“Really? That’s so weird! And you swear you’ve never met this person?”

“I swear! It’s crazy, right? I’m starting to think it really is just a stupid dream and it doesn’t mean anything except maybe the two shots of vodka I had last night.”

“Yeah, but you’ve been dreaming about him since you were a kid. That has to mean something, doesn’t it?

“When I was sixteen and stupid, I sure thought so, but now I just don’t know.”


I could hear the music the second I got out of the car and it made me feel even more miserable. All I wanted was a glass of wine, a bath and a book, but Jane was so excited about her new house, I just couldn’t let her down.

She opened the door before I could even knock and dragged me inside. “God, it’s good to see you. These people are so boring!”

“I thought these people were your friends…” Laughing, I let her drag me into the kitchen where the noise wasn’t quite as bad.

“They’re Roger’s friends. Some of the new neighbors have shown up too. What do you want to drink?”

“Red wine?”

She gave me a look but proceeded to open up a bottle. I set her gift on the table and headed toward her bedroom to drop my purse.

“Excuse me, could you…?”

I turned at the sound of the man’s voice behind me and gasped. My heart started fluttering in my chest and my mouth went dry. Was it possible?

“I’m sorry, what did you say?” Good for me, a coherent sentence. There was no way to keep my voice from shaking, though.

“I was going to ask where the restroom was, but… Have we met?” He looked almost as dumbfounded as I felt.

“No, I don’t think so, but…” I let my voice trail off because what I was going to say was ridiculous.

He smiled and reached out his hand. “I’m Matt.”

Smiling and shaking, I reached out my hand and gently laid it in his. “I’m Lila.”

The second our eyes locked and our skin touched, I knew I’d finally come home.

#fictionfriday is brought to us by Simply Marquessa. Today’s lyric prompt is: “In your eyes I’ve found the missing pieces.”

I have to say that it was a nice change to write a cheesy love story for once.  Thanks again for the prompt, Marquessa!

Song Lyric Sunday – Come What May from Moulin Rouge

I guess I’m going to have to get all sappy on you guys this week.  I probably could have gone out and found a cool rock and roll duet, but it didn’t take me long to remember this song and how much I love it.  I just finished listening to it again for probably the millionth time and it still manages to bring tears to my eyes.

I always thought this love feeling would happen in an instant and it would just be there the rest of your life, but life has taught me that is rarely ever true.  Love is something that builds with time and lots of hard work.  Sure, there’s easy moments along the way, but for the most part, I think there will always be a checking in to make sure things are moving in the right direction.

I was laying next to the hubby this morning and found myself realizing that there is not one single moment where you feel like you’ve made it – Ah, I’m finally in love and this is it!  It’s definitely a process; however, I feel like this is the first time in my life where I’m truly happy and I feel I’ve found someone I can spend the rest of my life with, come what may.

I just have to say that my favorite line is, “I want to vanish inside your kiss”.  Brilliant lyrics to say the least!

I know I’ve dedicated many songs to the man in my life, but here is yet another one.  I love you, Husband!

Lyrics found at Google Play Music

Never knew I could feel like this
Like I´ve never seen the sky before
I want to vanish inside your kiss
Every day I´m loving you more and more
Listen to my heart, can you hear it sings
Telling me to give you everything
Seasons may change, winter to spring
But I love you until the end of time

Come what may
Come what may
I will love you until my dying day

Suddenly the world seems such a perfect place
Suddenly it moves with such a perfect grace
Suddenly my life doesn´t seem such a waste
It all revolves around you
And there´s no mountain too high
No river too wide
Sing out this song I´ll be there by your side
Storm clouds may gather
And stars may collide
But I love you until the end of time

Oh, come what may, come what may
I will love you, I will love you
Suddenly the world seems such a perfect place

Written by Franklin, Jr Tableporter • Copyright © Universal Music Publishing Group

The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was to post a duet.  Please feel free to click the link, read the rules and post one of your own.


Song Lyric Sunday – Latch by Sam Smith

I honestly had no idea what to do for today’s Song Lyric Sunday, so I did what any mom would do… I asked my son.  He gave me two songs that, frankly, I didn’t like at all.  He’s really into rap and hip-hop and I’ve juts never really been into that kind of music.  I told him I really liked Sam Smith and he picked this one.

I think I’ve heard this song once or twice, but I hadn’t really listed to the lyrics until today.  It’s such a classic love story – once you find someone, you just want to latch onto them and never let go.  “You, you enchant me even when you’re not around.”  I honestly feel that way about my fiance.  It’s so nice to be in a safe place in love and I’m grateful every day that I met him and we stuck through the hard times.

I hope you enjoy this week’s Song Lyric Sunday pick.  Feel free to post your own love song (even though we just barely did that one not too long ago).  There are lots of choices out there, and I know I have more than one favorite, so you must have more than one too.

Latch by Sam Smith
Written by James Napier, Howard Lawrence, Guy Lawrence and Sam Smith
Lyrics found at AZ Lyrics

You lift my heart up when the rest of me is down
You, you enchant me even when you’re not around
If there are boundaries, I will try to knock them down
I’m latching on, babe, now I know what I have found

I feel we’re close enough
Could I lock in your love?
I feel we’re close enough
Could I lock in your love?

Now I’ve got you in my space
I won’t let go of you
Got you shackled in my embrace
I’m latching on to you

I’m so en-captured, got me wrapped up in your touch
Feel so enamored, hold me tight within your clutch
How do you do it? You got me losing every breath
What did you give me to make my heart bleed out my chest?

I feel we’re close enough
Could I lock in your love?
I feel we’re close enough
Could I lock in your love?

Now I’ve got you in my space
I won’t let go of you
Got you shackled in my embrace
I’m latching on to you

Now I’ve got you in my space
I won’t let go of you
Got you shackled in my embrace
I’m latching on to you

I’m latching on to you

Please feel free to join Song Lyric Sunday with one of your own.  We love sharing music!

Here are the “rules”:

  • Post the lyrics to a favorite song or a new song you want to share
  • I’ve started including who wrote the song. (I think it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due)
  • Make sure you also credit the singer/band and provide a link to where you found the lyrics
  • Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song
  • Ping back to this post or my own Song Lyric Sunday post
  • Read at least one other person’s blog so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process

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SoCS and #LoIsInDaBl Day 13 – My Own Little Love Story

I’ve always considered myself a hopeful person, and when it comes to love, I’ve always had on what some might call “rose colored glasses”. I used to take that as an insult, but I don’t anymore. I don’t think it’s a bad thing to believe in love and to always hope that it will come along, even though life has shown you otherwise.

Given the sort of childhood I had, I went searching for love at a pretty young age and while I found it, it had other ideas at the time. But I didn’t give up hope and I kept trying. I believe I’ve always picked myself back up and kept on trying, even though love hasn’t always been kind to me.

But a few years ago, I was pretty jaded. I guess you could say I was tired. I swore I would never marry again because after three tries, I just felt like I was another statistic and it’s heartbreaking. I’m not a quitter, and yet, I’d had three failed marriages. Not only that, I was working a job I hated and living in a place that didn’t feel like home and I remember thinking to myself that something had to give. It just had to.

A friend recommended online dating to me and even though I was skeptical at first, I decided to give it a try. After all, I am that person who never gives up hope when it comes to love.

Little did I know that love was finally going to happen.

Has it been easy? Not even a little bit.

Have I thought of giving up? A few times, but love isn’t just a fairy tale. It requires work and even though I’m happy now, it will continue to require work.

About two months after I met my fiancé (wow! that sounds pretty cool!), I decided to quit my job. I hated it and cried almost every day. It became something that wasn’t worth the struggle anymore. On the day I quit, I drove over to my fiancé’s work and we went for a walk on a tree-covered path just outside his building. I was a mess, but he told me everything would be okay. I found out just this week that it was in that moment he realized that he loved me and wanted to spend the rest of his life with me.

And that’s where we asked each other and exchanged rings. On that path.

Life can be tiring. Love can be heartbreaking and heavy, but if you work hard and never give up hope, it is worth it. I’m happier today than I’ve ever been in my life and I’m so happy I didn’t give up!

Stream of Consciousness Saturday is hosted by Linda G. Hill and Love Is In Da Blog is hosted by Bee at Just Fooling around with Bee. Linda’s prompt today was “tire”. I was going in a totally different direction when I sat down, but then our story just made its way onto the screen. I hope I’m not boring you all with my gushy love stuff. I’m just so happy it’s hard not to share it with the world!



Friday Fictioneers and #LoIsInDaBl Day 12 – Stretching to Eternity

trg1PHOTO PROMPT © The Reclining Gentleman

They met in college. Partnered together in a dance class, he knew right away; but she was shy and shattered from a childhood of broken dreams.

He asked her on a date, and to her amazement, she said yes.

He waited patiently, but finally asked her to marry him, in spite of her reluctance and her family’s disdain.

She was astonished when she said yes once again.

The years flashed by as her doubts slowly faded in the strength of his conviction.

Nineteen years later…

Their love has blossomed – a bright flower stretching to eternity.

Friday Fictioneers is a weekly flash fiction prompt where we are given a photo and asked to write a 100 word story – beginning, middle and end. This one came in at 96 words. I also combined Love Is In Da Blog hosted by Bee at Just Fooling Around with Bee. I didn’t follow the prompt today, but I did write about love. It’s actually based on a true story, one of my favorite love stories – my sister and her husband. I may have taken some liberties with the story, but I’m thinking I got it about right. I hope you enjoy!

Click on the blue froggy to read other amazing 100-word stories!