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Good Morning Non-Vampires,

Today’s assignment - 
In exactly 600 words tell a love story. 
Here we go...

Danny was looking for a job when he found this one. The thought of leaving, if only to avoid tomorrow’s big sales seminar in Cincinnati, didn’t bother him at all. He looked forward to telling his new boss that he wasn’t compatible with his style of management., his “my way or the hi way” style. But there were bills to pay and the economy was too shaky to leave any job right now. It was also yearly bonus time.

The sales crew met at the house of their new leader, Charlie, that evening to discuss the next day’s departure. Danny asked to use the phone (pre cell phone days) “it’s two doors down the hallway, in the office, just ask the wife.” “The wife". Danny hated that, it made her sound less than human.

When he walked into the small home office his life changed. There was "the wife", her back turned towards him, using a typewriter. “Excuse me, sorry to bother you, but Charlie said I could use your phone." Even though he barely saw her face and she spoke only a few words, she activated something in him. A pilot light had been lit; Danny's life was changed. She left the room.

The next morning Charlie announced that they would be taking two vehicles. “The Wife” would be driving his van with the “girls" and the men would lead the way in the Lincoln, with Danny (the youngest) being the driver. It was only two hours, Danny didn’t mind, he adjusted the rear view as they drove off, putting the girls behind him right in the middle. “What’s your wives name Charlie” Danny asked... “Paula.” 

Then cupid’s second arrow hit it’s mark, at least on Danny. Looking in his mirror he saw her face - he saw Paula’s face, her eyes, her smile, he almost ran off the road. She was the most beautiful woman he had ever seen. An angel riding a sunbeam of gold that only he could see. Everyone thought she was quite easy on the eye, but Danny thought her exquisite - an exquisite angel that he could not keep his eyes and thoughts off of. 

“Watch the road! Dufus.” Bossman Charlie mumbled as he was stirred awake. "Yes sir" Danny replied keeping his eyes on the Goddess in his rear view. He was smitten so hard it hurt in his chest.

Danny wanted to get to know her, be her friend, her lover - They would go to the mall together and make fun of the people. They would travel to exotic locations for no reason and sometimes get drunk in the middle of the day. They would get the same jokes and complement each others personalities. Danny would enjoy her paintings (she was quite talented) and she would relax watching him work on restoring old Harley’s. No woman had ever done that. They would be soul mates. However, this was all in Danny’s head - unrequited and star-crossed were they to remain.

Charlie and Paula's marriage was already over; they were divorced several months later. It was fairly painless since they had no children. Danny thought this might be his chance, but Paula moved out west to be with her parents. 

A year later Danny asked a co-worker, a friend of Paula’s after her. The friend said “You’re in LOVE with her aren’t you? I knew something was up that weekend - you know she’s moving back to town. You’re in love with her! Tell me, was it love at first sight?”

Danny thought for only a moment, “No, it was love at first reflection.


THE END


600 words written in 2 hours total from conception to publishing.


Have a Great Weekend


Later,
Tater


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