A Face Only a Wife Could Love
“Dang, I’m hideous,” Alex thought as he glanced down at his reflection in a puddle. He avoided reflective surfaces and envied vampires for their inability to see themselves in mirrors.
A woman’s face appeared next to his in the reflection. Now there was real beauty.
“What are you looking at?”
“Narcissist.” She laughed and kissed his cheek.
“Does it bother you that I’m ugly?” he asked.
“I don’t think you’re ugly.”
“Do you think I have a face only a wife could love?”
“You’d better. You don’t get to have a girlfriend now.”
He smiled and took her hand. “Perhaps you’re right.”
“Of course I’m right. Now can we finish crossing the street? We’re holding up traffic.”
October 27th, 2013 at 10:54 pm
That’s sweet 🙂
October 27th, 2013 at 11:44 pm
As an unloved and often insecure person, I’d say the better message would be that he should be happy with his appearance, and he needs to find ways of boosting his self-esteem without relying on his wife.
But yes, very sweet story. 😉
October 27th, 2013 at 11:52 pm
Thats true, although it’s nice to have someone who accepts you as you are.
October 28th, 2013 at 12:21 am
I’ll never know… 😦 #foreveralone
(Before you panic about my mental state, I am just kind of trolling now.)
October 28th, 2013 at 8:51 am
October 28th, 2013 at 4:05 am
Nice! I had only heard of “a face that only a mother can love” 😀
October 28th, 2013 at 8:50 am
Yeah, I decided to put a bit of a spin on it.
October 28th, 2013 at 6:26 am
I hope she can help him with his self-esteem.
October 28th, 2013 at 8:49 am
Hopefully. I think she is just what he needs.
October 28th, 2013 at 6:54 am
Ah, a sweet one and a nice humorous tag on the end holding up traffic. Great take. It seems like a challenging one!
October 28th, 2013 at 8:48 am
Yeah, I found the picture a bit of a challenge. I was going to do a fantasy one, but I saw that a lot of other people were going that route, so I changed it.
October 28th, 2013 at 7:11 am
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October 28th, 2013 at 11:50 am
That was a quick bit of fun to read. I enjoyed it a lot.
October 28th, 2013 at 12:59 pm
LOL! Good one – the face that stopped a thousand cars —
October 28th, 2013 at 7:26 pm
Amusing little tale, nicely written.