8.17.2011

Remind Me......



This is a fictional story inspired by Mama Kat's Prompt:
1.) Write a short story prompted by your favorite song. (inspired by Melissa from Rock And Drool).
{scroll down & click play to listen to the song while you read.}


The phone is wedged between her shoulder and her ear, as she pulls laundry out of the dryer.
"I just want more, Michelle. More passion, more kisses, more affection, more attention."
"Don't we all?" replies Michelle, her best friend of many years. "Listen Stacy, after a few years of marriage, it just fades away."
"Well, it shouldn't. I feel like all I do is cook and clean and taxi kids. I'm the kids' mom and Scott's wife, but when do I get to be a woman?"
"Why don't you come out with me and the girls this weekend? We'll have a few drinks and just have a good time. You need a break!"
Stacy sighed. "I don't know....maybe."

When the weekend rolled around, Stacy made a decision. She was going to do it. She was going to go out with the girls, and have fun, and see what happened. She was tired of living this boring soccer mom life.

She squeezed into her cutest jeans and put on her lowest-cut top. She met her friends at a bar, and the more Stacy drank, the better she felt. She sang, danced and laughed with Michelle and the girls. She felt sexy. And she got attention....a lot of it. And she liked it.

And then, she saw a man walk in who immediately caught her eye. He made his way over to her, and he started talking to her. He bought her drinks. He told her she was beautiful. They laughed together. As the night progressed, she realized she felt better than she had felt in a long, long time.
They left the bar and sat in her car, and talked......and kissed. And she said to him, "This is exactly what I needed. I needed to feel wanted, and attractive. And Scott....we have got to do this more often."

{inspired by one of my favorite songs......}


18 comments:

Emmy said...

Yea I liked this post! I was getting worried as to how it was going to end. I have never heard that song and I love both Brad and Carrie, thanks!!

Unknown said...

I'm SO glad it was her husband. I was a little worried there for a moment. I had never heard that song before. Love it!

Stopping by from Mama Kat's!

Unknown said...

I'm not trying to be mysterious... the comment above is from me (Tonya @ lettersforlucas.com

K said...

I love how this song prompted this story! We want to feel like women, but we also want to remain ourselves and not pretend to be someone else and do something we normally wouldn't do just to feel like a woman. I love it that her husband saw her as a woman. I see my husband as a father so often, but I love it when I see him as a man :)

June Freaking Cleaver said...

Great take on the prompt. I think couples need to court each other from time to time, even after the marriage and babies and laundry.

It's nice to know why you fell in love in the first place.

RedWriter said...

I kind of guessed what might be coming but it made me love the story all the more. And the song is great too, Carrie is a star. :) xx

Stasha said...

EVERY couple needs a 'date night'.

Seriously. So you don't lose yourselves as 'mom', 'dad', 'wife' and 'husband'.

Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

Well Done! Even though it's fictitious, I'm sure it rings true for many!

Dumb Mom said...

I was worried too! Good twist, though. Do you watch Modern Family? They do a similar thing with the husband and wife dating. Hilarious.

Diane said...

Awesome! Loved it! :)

An Imperfect Momma said...

Love that twist!! Awesome writing!!

SUPAHMAMA! said...

I've never heard this song before, and I was concerned!!! I definitely needed to read this little story today. Great interpretation of the prompt. :)

Minivan Mama said...

So creative! Love the twist at the end!

Brandy@YDK said...

what a fantastic story. love the song!

Jessica said...

What a great story!! I love that song! Its one of my favorites for sure. Great post!

Heather said...

Love this story. Such a great ending and rings so true.

And I totally love Brad and Carrie!

Cam said...

loved it! I was getting worried toward the end too. :) You can't go wrong with Carrie Underwood!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Love this! I'm so glad it ended up being her husband that walked it.

We all need to remember to try to keep adding a little spice to our relationships! Thanks for the reminder!