AuthorsDen.com   Join Free! | Login    
   Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  C Schutter, iRichard Tscherne, iBeverly Scott, iWalt Hardester, iBrainard Braimah, iAlbert Russo, iHugh McCracken, i

  Home > Inspirational > Stories
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

D. Kenneth Ross

· + Follow Me
· Contact Me
· Books
· Articles
· Poetry
· News
· Stories
· 66 Titles
· 45 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: Jul, 2008

D. Kenneth Ross, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.


Books by D. Kenneth Ross
In the Beginning
By D. Kenneth Ross
Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Not rated by the Author.

Share    Print  Save   Follow

Recent stories by D. Kenneth Ross
· The Closet
· Two People Talking - Not a Bad Idea
· You Can't Miss What You Never Had
· One Small Act of Repentance
· Plan B
· The Legend of Mao Lopez
· Perilous Query
           >> View all 15


A third person look at one persons romantic beginnings.

 

When he first decided to set down on paper some of the things about his marriage to Angelina, Dave Ross was a little ambivalent. It’s not that there weren’t enough things to talk about; there were actually too many. Certainly no shortage of the sensual chemistry of the two, neither was there a lack of warning signals against any kind of union, probably more negatives than positives when looked at from the traditional standards of the time. But, beyond that, something he couldn’t, or at least found it difficult to communicate.

He wondered how to approach a situation that seemed to shape itself out of what was, in the beginning, a simple need for the two of them to do things together. Something compelling, curious, maybe even magical, a bit racy, well...yeah! yet above all that, existed a need for a certain kind of balancing of social and personal requirements.

Now wait, he thought. It probably might seem a bit high-minded to attempt to portray two people unabashedly steadfast in their obvious physical attraction for each other as messengers of social decorum and strong family values, particularly when one, Angie, had been twenty-nine, and Dave was nineteen. And, Angie had four children, one by her divorced husband about six years earlier and who had custody of the boy because Angie had been certain she could not adequately take care of him, then, afterward, two girls and a boy by a man who proved to be unreliable as a provider... to say the least.

Add to that the fact the two worked in a fast food restaurant, not the kind of occupations generally thought of as great career opportunities, the fact also that Dave wanted take the Naval Academy entrance exam and the NROTC exam for possible scholarships for his college education, as an unmarried individual, with future required military service, and finally the small detail of Angie needing to begin divorce proceedings from her husband, well, certainly some had questioned, "What the hell, exactly, were you two thinking of?" Dave’s parents were at the head of that list.

Most assuredly, if Angie were still alive, she would, at this point be nodding her head in agreement and saying, "I told you so, didn’t I? Who, in their right mind would consider such an outlandish thing."

Of course Dave knew she would also have a loving smile that said, to him, "I’m so glad you were so stubbornly stupid," And it would be about that time he knew he’d have little difficulty getting his story out and on paper. What he would actually need, is a decent editor to rein him in when the words became so numerous he had too many decisions to make about what information to include and what to wisely leave out.

Yes, there were social and personal problems to reconcile and struggle for answers to, three more children, their’s, they had to consider also, there were jobs to take, some, not so appealing, but necessary for obvious reasons, the commitment to demonstrate, as a family, how hard work and dedication to each other usually provided answers to what might at first seem to be unsurmountable obstacles, and the knowledge that however rocky the road may have seemed, the journey itself was what made it worthwhile. Oh sure, there were things he didn’t have that others could easily be proud of, and so much of it just plain wasn’t easy, but, simply looking at one grandchild, or great-grandchild, or having one of his kids look at him with a wink and a smile that said, in its own way, "thanks pop." well, that was kind of special.

D. Kenneth Ross

2/17/2012

 

 

 

In the Beginning...

       Web Site: Authors Den

Want to review or comment on this short story?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!



Popular Inspirational Stories
1. The Resurrection of Christ: history or hoa
2. Random Acts of Kindness
3. 'No Hands, No Feet, No Problem. ...': My S
4. Dr. Mohamed Osman Buwe
5. Trust Me
6. Small Blessings
7. Press On
8. Defining Moment
9. Getting Your Life Back
10. Worries Are Like Small Potatoes

Troubled Water by Sherri Smith

Contemporary Christian fiction. Sunni has a wonderful job, loving family, but her husband is now missing in Afghanistan!..  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

From Eulogy To Joy, An Anthology, compiled by Cynthia Kuhn Beischel wi by Maryanne Raphael

FROM EULOGY TO JOY is an anthology with personal stories of people who have lost a child, a spouse, sibling or close friend. Each person shares their pain and the light they d..  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.