William’s rose-scented garden, the gentle rain, his declarations of love – all bored me to tears. I wanted excitement, adventure, paths sparkling with light!

Jason was thrilling, with his Jack-and-the-Beanstalk garden shooting upward into the sky. He wooed me with dreams of climbing, arriving, challenging, winning. But fairy tales rarely come true. Our story had no happy ending, just the two of us falling from dizzying heights of fantasy.

Now I treasure ruby-red roses, soft mists, raindrops like diamonds. Love that grows slowly, steadily, stringing the years like pearls. Necklaces of quietness. Silken comforts of the commonplace.

And above all, William.

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Linda Rock
Linda Rock (@linda-rock)
10 months ago

Oh I do like a love story Fuji. Youth more often draws us towards excitement rather than what we perceive to be dull and boring. It’s only through age and experience do we learn to appreciate what really matters. A thought-provoking story with some lovely phrases ‘stringing the years like pearls’ and a happy ending. What more can a reader ask?

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo (@lotchie-carmelo)
10 months ago

It is a lovely story with a lovely phrase that makes my heart overwhelmed. And I love the title it is so promising. Good job, Fuji.

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Lotchie Carmelo (@lotchie-carmelo)
10 months ago
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You’re welcome, Fuji.

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Juma
Juma (@juma)
9 months ago

I love this story, Fuji. I’ve had a lot of Jasons in my life,and rarely appreciated the Williams. It’s like the story by @Linda Rock about the traffic lights, isn’t it?

Christer Norrlof
Christer Norrlof (@christer-norrlof)
9 months ago

What a thought provoking and interesting story, Fuji! I think we all have experienced the contrast between the two kinds of relationships and the lives each personality represents, as well as the change within ourselves from youth to maturity. The thing is, I think, that “the Jasons” require constant breakups to always have new adventures and thrills, while “the Williamses” are the ones where roots and deeper love can grow. Maybe that’s why your initial plan for the story didn’t work?

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