Saturday, November 22, 2008

Gollum's Story



As she turned over in bed, she was mesmerized by his features. She reached out and brushed her hand lightly against his cheek. His skin was so smooth. "Is it time to get up?" he mumbled in a groggy voice. "I think so, it's daylight" Genevieve replied. He looked over at the clock and pulled the blankets back over his head. She giggled and threw the pillow at him as she climbed out of bed. She had a busy day ahead and wanted to get an early start. Marcel just wasn't a morning person and he loved to tease her about that. He knew that soon enough he would smell her cinnamon cappuccino brewing and that would be his cue to get up.


As she stood in the shower she thought about all the finishing touches that needed to be done before the dinner party. She was anxious to meet his business partner and wife. They had only been dating a few months and Marcel spoke so highly of his boss, and she wanted to be sure to make a good impression. She was finally being invited into his circle of friends and she knew that was a big deal for him. She remembered the words his mother had spoken to her "you know Marcel is the apple of my eye, but he sees something in you Genevieve, something I have also seen, your special to him, and I see it every time he looks at you". His mother had spoken those words to her only two weeks ago, and it sent shivers up her spine every time she thought about it. As she got out of the shower and walked down the stairs she started making a mental list of all the things she still needed to get from the store. She walked into the kitchen and grabbed her cappuccino and went to her computer desk. She needed to check the weather, she hoped the weatherman hadn't changed the forecast which she had worried about. The last thing she wanted to worry about was rain on the evening of their first dinner party. Marcel came down the stairs all the while rubbing his eyes and headed straight for the coffee. "Well, are they calling for a downpour yet?" he teased. She gave him that look and he retreated to the front door to grab the morning paper. "Well I am off to pick up a few last minute items, anything I need to remember?" she asked. "Yes, they're friends of mine Genevieve try not to get too stressed about it...OK?" She grabbed her keys and was out the door.



"Easy for him to say" she uttered to herself. Not only did she have to impress his boss but Marcel had raved about her interior design skills after the bosses wife had mentioned she wanted to hire a new designer for their summer home. She held her breath for a moment and let it out. Tonight could be the beginning of a truly promising career and she knew that everything was riding on it. How typical of a man to not understand that. She put the car in reverse and let the day finally begin.....


Well this was more difficult than it looked but it was fun;) The idea came from Gollum's blog which can be found here if you would like to play along;) http://designsbygollum.blogspot.com/
French~~~xoxox

21 comments:

Happy To Be said...

BRAVO !!! French you are just a wonderful writer girl..now I want to go about how the dinner went..thanks girl for writing and sharing...have a great pain free day French..hugs and smiles Gloria

Buffie said...

HA! Perfect! You did really, really good!!!! It WAS fun ad I want to play again! lol! It sure did make me appreciate you fiction writers though, it ain't as easy as it sounds!

Buffie :)

Bridget said...

I could smell the cinnamon cappuccino too. Terrific story. I hope we will learn more about Genevieve in future Gollum inspired stories. This has been so much fun. I'm glad you shared a bit of your talent with us all.
Hugs, Bridget

Ma'dame French said...

Oh Buffie thank you but I know I have a ton to learn! One day I might be as good as Gollum and actually get published;) French

Deb said...

Hi Lisa! Great story as always! I could go for a cinnamom Cappuccino myself but, I'll have to settle for a hot cup of chocolate. Stop by when you get the chance, I wrote a story also. LOL!!! Deb

Jill said...

Good job! Gollum has put you all to work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

9405018--Pat said...

Great story......Pat H

Elizabeth said...

This is definitely a complicated challenge she set upon the blog world. Your's came out great; you need to nurture this talent.

squawmama said...

Oh my dear Lisa... you are still the QUEEN and I bow down to you... I love the way you put a story together and think you should seriously take it up professionally and send your work to a publisher... Please tell me you will... what is the worst that can happen... a "NO"... so it's better then never trying... Have a splendid day... hope you’re feeling a little better... luv ya

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Gollum said...

Oh, I love this. I think nurses often find their way into writing (me, Elizabeth Berg, French). I want to know what happens next! I'm hooked!

Donna Marie said...

French Fry! When I read the comment that you left for me I cracked up!!!!!Ha!!!! Bloggeville is up and running to perfection!!!! Why am I not suprised that your story turned out absolutely perfect!

xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo
Donna!

PS That exercise was fun!!!!

Justine said...

Oh wow French, this was really really GREAT!!!!!!!! You did such a fantastic job. put my story to shame!

Justine :o )

Raxx - A day in the life said...

oooooh! This was so good! Now I'm anxious about how the dinner turns out!

What fun to read Lisa!

onlymehere said...

It's been fun to see the different ideas you've all come up with from using the same words and picture. Great job French!!

Picket said...

Great story girl...but then again you always had that talent in you along with so many others///hope you are having a beautiful weekend girl!

Mama said...

oh I was excited when your post popped up Frenchie, I knew you would play and was waiting.

I loved both Marcel and Genevieve, I just Love your style of writing I can just imagine each character, Marcel with his handsome good looks and groggy voice and Genevieve all worried about impressing his friends.
Madame French does it again!!!!!, I am off to blogge-ville now, hugs, Kathy.

Bo said...

What??? Who says you're a "Good Writer"??? Screw that...you are a GREAT WRITER!! You somehow emesh the reader right into the skin of your characters...I am nobody but I am a reader & I think you could get yourself published! Top notch, little French! Hugs, ;-) Bo

Shelia said...

Congratulations to the Frenchie One! This was fantastic! You're really good!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia;)

Helen said...

Bravo, Ms. French, bravo!

mrsben said...

Gee Lisa I just about missed this.
Applaud, applaud! You outdid yourself again. Love the persona of your characters!!!

(I see Gollum has another challenge posted for you Bloggers. Have fun!!!!) {{{Brenda}}}

Donna Marie said...

Hey BFF!!!! What's up with my chapter 19???????????? I dont know about anyone else... but I NEED to visit BLOGGEVILLE!!!!!


xoxoxoxox
Donna

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