Friday Fictioneers: The Law of Attraction


Desperate to be loved Lori stayed with David despite her family’s objections.

He borrowed $1000.00 from her at Christmas and spent half of it on a ring.

Lori was thrilled that they were finally engaged.

And then he cheated.

The pain assaulted her like a punch to the face and she locked herself away until the tears dried up.

Determined to make a change, she emerged a few weeks later, her head held high. She forced herself to smile, look people in the eye, and exude a confidence she did not feel.

That is when she met Jesse.

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65 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: The Law of Attraction

  1. Nicely told. I liked that she looked herself away until the tears had dried. Something we often want to do. I am not sure about Jessie, but hopefully she learned her lesson.

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  2. I reckon we should start taking bets on whether Jesse and Lori live happilly ever after…or not.
    My thinking is that Jesse is attracted to and shares her superficial confidence and I have my doubts about a relationship working out when it’s based on a fascade. It sounds like she needs to find her own shoes and learn to feel confident walking in them but she definitely seems on her way.
    I hope that makes sense. A lot to think about there.
    Well done.
    Getting people to think, is an important element of writing.
    xx Rowena

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  3. Ahhh … it’s tough when you get mistreated when you invest so much of yourself.
    I like the hopeful ending despite her putting on a brave face. It may just get her the one who will treat her special. I think this story leaves the reader with hope. I enjoyed reading it, Dawn.
    Isadora 😎

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  4. I like the idea that is willing to make huge changes in the way she presents herself. Let’s just hope her powers of discernment in selecting men has improved as well. Great writing as always, Dawn.

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