Man on a Mission

There’d been fireworks when they’d met; loud spectacular bursts of color accompanied by the thump! (awww! ) thump! (oooh!)  of another heart beating in time with his.

Talking over the din and more than a little drunk on the intoxicating scent of her lotion mixing with the wafting smell of acrid after-smoke, not to mention the Yuengling he was swigging from long neck bottles, he’d confessed everything he was feeling.

She’d smiled with  a light behind her eyes that rivaled the color of summer skies, and in that moment he realized he had nothing of his own, nothing that truly mattered if he couldn’t have her.

With the pop, snap and fizzle of the spectacle above them their foreheads met and he fell.

He’d asked her to marry him every day after that, sometimes serious and others half jokingly but always sincere; kissing her hand or (on more than one occasion) dropping to a knee in the mall, out in the middle of a cow puddle field while out on a walk, on the steps of the small clapboard church in the center of town. She’d blush and laugh, call him crazy and kiss him into a heavenly daze, never really answering him.

It was almost eleven months after that first night of heat, kisses and popping color, on a cool spring evening, when she’d walked into his apartment laden with a pizza box, a cloth bag full of groceries and a request of her own.

He’d taken her to city hall the next day and never looked back.



using the prompt “… he had nothing of his own.”

Taken from Joe Scott and his piece Packrat Red and his Cart o’ Sad Crap.”


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one of the prompts was FIREWORKS this week and it was the one I used.



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About Kir

Kirsten is a wife after years of dating, a mom after years of infertility & a lover of shoes, words, NYC and TV dramas. A storyteller and daydreamer at heart, this is the place where her stories come to be told. Thanks for visiting.


  1. Swift read, exciting and romantic.
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  2. I want that great love … that passion, heat – and everything that goes along with it.
    He had nothing of his own … but together, they had it all xxxx
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  3. What a romantic tale, complete with sizzle and pop! It made me smile.
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  4. Lovely read.
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  5. Is that a true to life love story? Love it. So sweet!
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  6. A wonderful love story. I like that he kept asking, and that she never dissuaded him. Then she asked.. perfection.
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  7. Kir, you’re fast becoming one of my favourite writers – the way you weave emotion into your stories is masterful. Thanks so much for linking up.
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  8. I’m a sucker for such sweetness. Nice.
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  9. Lyssa Medana

    That is just so romantic! Lyssa M x


  1. […] This week’s Studio30 Plus prompt: “… he’d confessed everything…” is from Kirsten, “Man on a Mission.” […]

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