La Mejor (The Best)

 

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Folks, WMQ is being lazy this week, since he wants to write for his other blog, So Nice To Media, an article on one of his favorite television shows.  So, without further ado, I am posting a re-run of sorts.  Some of you have already read this one, but it hasn’t gotten the exposure of our new members.  So I thought I’d share it with them as well.  It was written early in my blog (about 2012) and it fits this prompt quite nicely (even though it’s a different country I’m writing about).

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields presides over the Friday Fictioneers.  She loves purple.

Bjorn Rudberg supplied us with this really cool prompt.  Thanks, Bjorn!  As always, a pleasure to see you and those talents you share with all of us.

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The magnificently dark-haired, dark-eyed, shapely Mexican beauty appeared in his hotel doorway.  

His lower lip threatened to quiver.  “Franchesca!!”

Her broken English wafted from her lips, caressing his ears.  “Francisca … Paca. You are … Lee?”  

His glasses fogged up.  More boring video footage of the ruins tomorrow?  Not THIS time.  Travel editor be damned!  “Where do you want to eat?”

She bit her lip.  “Emmm … no peoples. No peoples.”

Echoing through the corridor, a TV news program in Spanish emanated beyond the doors.  “Francisca Vega, la estrella de la telenovela Mujer De Mi Vida, continua a eludir sus escoltas …” *

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* TRANSLATION:  “Francisca Vega, star of the telenovela, Woman of My Life, continues to elude her body guards.”

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47 Responses to La Mejor (The Best)

  1. Fly Indie says:

    Haha! Dream on! Your description of Fransica was letter perfect, mind you, I could see her clearly already at the words ‘Mexican beauty’! Sigh…………………..fine tale..

  2. Great story.. I love the image of those fogged glasses.. they are a real bitch whenever you have something shapely in sight.

  3. wmqcolby says:

    Haha! True. Do you remember this story? Your original comment was “once the glasses fog, you’re lost to lust.” I liked that.

  4. Thanks for reposting this. I hadn’t read it before. He is a lucky man.

  5. Oh, what dreams may come…very amusing story.

    • wmqcolby says:

      Thanks. This was based on a plane ride to Mexico. I sat with a telenovela actor who told me all about what he was doing and I thought, “What if a guy met one of those at his hotel?”

  6. Elizabeth says:

    You got it right, the house is perfect for a movie.

  7. storydivamg says:

    Glad you reposted this one as I hadn’t read it before and thoroughly enjoyed it. Beautifully layered. I especially appreciated the closing bit.

    All my best,
    Marie Gail

  8. I love your story, Nice work of whimsy and day-dreaming!

  9. K.Z. says:

    aww sweet i like the idea of a romantic getaway 🙂

    • wmqcolby says:

      Yeah, kind of nice. This was an idea I had for a much larger story that I couldn’t get to work. However, it might have some potential after all. Someday, maybe.

      Thanks for reading and good seeing you, KZ! 😉

  10. Sandra says:

    Steaming! I’d eat in if I were him. Happy blogging Kent, (you should have put a link).

    • wmqcolby says:

      Well, there ARE still guys in the world with class. 😉 It makes a better story, especially when they are running from the paparazzi and her security guards.

      BTW, I didn’t put in the link only because I changed a word from the original.

  11. rgayer55 says:

    If I’d read this before, I’ve forgotten how good it was. The fogged glasses was a perfect touch. Now we all know how hot she really was. I wonder how long he can keep her to himself.

  12. Amy Reese says:

    Oh, my. I think things are about to get spicy! Who needs food. I take it Francisca is a looker. Fun story, Kent!

  13. Nan Falkner says:

    Dear Kent – good job on your story- She is a looker and he got overheated just looking? Wow – I wish I could say I had fogged up someone’s glasses at one time – hey – he says I did! Lucky me. Good story! Nan 😉

    • wmqcolby says:

      Dear Nan,
      Yes, you are VERY lucky, yes. I had a lot of fun thinking that one up. You never know whom you’ll meet.
      And thanks for your awesome comments, too! 😉

  14. Nan Falkner says:

    B.T.W. I have a hard time leaving comments for Hamish too – I thought it was just me – glad to know that it wasn’t! Nan again

  15. “The magnificently dark-haired, dark-eyed, shapely Mexican beauty …” Say no more, I love it!

  16. subroto says:

    “The magnificently shapely Mexican beauty” Yep I am partial to a Taco myself, definitely a sight to fog up the glasses.

    Thanks for reposting, had not read this before.

  17. Kent, Good story. The only problem I see is the possibility of her body guards catching up with them. I agree that it does sound a bit male dominated to be politically correct in today’s world. Well written. 🙂 —Susan

    • wmqcolby says:

      Right! And that’s what makes it FUN! Kind of like It Happened One Night and Roman Holiday although I can’t see the character of Lee looking like Clark Gable or Gregory Peck. Sorry for him, huh? 😀 Thanks, Susan! 🙂

  18. helenmidgley says:

    Wow, what a hooker….. the story I mean, drew me in spat me out and left me needing more 😉

  19. Dee says:

    Can’t imagine why he would want to go out!!!
    Great story Kent, loved it
    Dee

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