Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Flash Fiction~Three Word Wednesday

Word prompts-flirt, ploy, stunning


Knowing What You Want


Miranda's world consisted of her sofa, the fridge and her little laptop, and in a stunning revelation, she discovered that she preferred the films of TCM far more than those shown on AMC. She ignored the marketing ploys that touted the American Movie Channel as the next best thing to film lover's heaven, as she found their commercials took away from her movie watching pleasure. Sure, she'd taken time to flirt with HBO and Showtime, but, her heart always brought her back to Ted Turner's little format of classic film perfection. Between the offerings and Robert Osborne, she could find no reason to change...not her closed existence, her beige emotions nor the programming that was the closest thing to a lover she'd ever known.

8 comments:

ThomG said...

A great little piece, here. But what about the SciFi Channel? (wink.)

Tumblewords: said...

A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do! This is neat slice of life - I love it.

sudharm baxi said...

Such simple telling and so beautifully crafted, well done Quin

anthonynorth said...

Nice piece. The ending is so true for so many.

Witchmojo said...

Well written piece. I found it rather poignant as I read the end.

AdellBeek said...

I found myself thinking about how true this post is, and how much I think AMC doesn't get what it means to watch a movie on cable TV.

gigidiaz said...

I love that she's found love in the movies. I think there are many people who escape to fiction, whether on TV or in books, and when they see nothing works out quite as nicely in reality they just stick to their channels and stories.

Very nice way of catching that truth of human nature with these words. Most posts I've read lean more towards something about relationships of a sexy girl. Reading yours was refreshing even from my own!

Thanks for stopping by. I really enjoyed your writing. (Congrats on your nomination!)

maglomaniac said...

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