by Peggy McFarland
Her lifelong dream
was to be an actress; to be adored, doted upon, loved. Her courage
failed when her father threatened to never see her again if she pursued
her foolish dream. So she met a man, thought she fell in love and
convinced herself she could be happy with such a life. Her courage
failed when he threatened to never love a woman again if she left him to
pursue her reckless dream. So instead of audiences, she met the
neighbors; instead of exotic locations, she went to the grocery store;
instead of being another, she signed checks with her legal name. And
when he returned home at the end of his work day, ready to adore her,
dote upon her, love her... she took a deep breath, adjusted her smile,
and whispered, "Lights, Camera... Action."
Peggy McFarland hopes to write many, many sentences all in a row someday.