A Modern Fairy Tale
Urban Panther’s submission to the How We Met writing contest was actually the first to arrive in the email box and it brought me great hope and relief!
Elizabeth has a delightful and poignant writing style and I look forward to her weekly short stories on her blog site. Her essay was a true winner following all the criteria and then introducing the reader to internet introductions.
On her About page Elizabeth shares:
The Urban Panther is a Business Architect by day and a Writer by night. She lives in Quebec, Canada, with her beloved Urbane Lion. She’s English and he’s French, so life is never dull!
The Lair is like a virtual kitchen table. Grab a beverage of your choice, pull up a chair, and join in the discussions. Sometimes serious, sometimes hilarious, but always thoughtful and thought provoking.
Without further hesitation here is her magical writing:
A Modern Fairy Tale
Once upon a time there was a woman in her forties, who had left a long term relationship.
She was doing the online dating thing, and while she had met some very nice men, none of them really clicked for her. And growing weary of this, she determined she was quite happy being alone.
Being content to not settle on just anybody as a life partner, she wrote a very detailed list of the qualities she wanted in a man. And for good measure, she threw in the fact that he must own a boat.
Once upon a time there was a man in his forties, who had left a long term relationship.
He was doing the online dating thing, and while he had met some very nice women, none of them really clicked for him. And growing weary of this, he determined he was quite happy being alone.
Being content to not settle on just anybody as a life partner, he wrote a very detailed list of the qualities he wanted in a woman. And for good measure, he threw in the fact that she must play the piano.
One day, the woman met the man through an online dating site. They chatted, and were both gratified to discover that neither wanted to rehash their pasts, as is so common with online daters. Instead, they talked about food and vintage cars.
After a week of chatting, the man brazenly invited himself to a party the woman was attending. The woman boldly told him to come along.
And she went down to the lobby of her apartment to wait for his arrival.
As the man came up the steps to the front door, the woman burst into a huge smile. For she instantly recognized the man from her list.
Looking at the woman through the front door, the man burst into a huge smile. For he instantly recognized the woman from his list.
And the more they spent time together, the more they realized that every quality on their lists was met.
And to this day, the man and the woman enjoy many tranquil hours on their boat.
And to this day, the man and the woman enjoy many lyrical moments by the piano.
And they are truly happy, for they knew what they wanted, and they found it.