Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Feeling Good






       The race had been tight since the primaries.  We had been all over the country.  I had made speeches, shook more hands than I could even count, and kissed so many babies their faces all blurred into one.  It was a dream I had pursued since I was a kid running in school elections.  All I ever wanted was to hold public office and make a difference in the world.  I wanted to help people.  I wanted to be remembered.  Then I had met Vivian.

         
       Vivian captivated me like no other woman could.  The only problem was that Vivian was from the wrong side of the tracks and not “First Lady” material.  Still, I lusted after her and chased her like a dog in heat.  I never figured the press would find out, but I realized the hard way that the press always finds out everything eventually.  No matter what, they always find out.  I thought I was immune.   I had gone to all the right schools, crawled my way to the top of the political ladder all the way to this run to the white house.    I had my good name, plenty of money, and the prerequisite perfect political wife, two kids, and family dog.  For all intents and purposes, I was a shoe in.



      Still my dark side was always there waiting to be discovered.  Vivian introduced me to cocaine and I was hooked.  I loved the rush it gave and the feeling of power I had been chasing my whole life.  It emboldened me to try new things…things I should have never thought of.  Vivian was a first rate call girl and honestly with her I experienced the best sex I ever had in my life.  That woman knew how to blow my mind.  There were times that I thought maybe it was the drugs that made Vivian so exciting, and then I realized I couldn’t live without either.  I got Vivian her own place and car, everything her heart desired.

         Now on the eve of the biggest election of my life for the top spot in the land the press had found out all about Vivian and the drugs.  I was ruined.  My life started to unravel quickly after that.  Feeling good didn’t seem to matter anymore.  My campaign manager rushed to do what damage control he could.  Unfortunately, the damage had been done.  No one wanted a cocaine addict as their leader and a prostitute as their First Lady.  No one was impressed with the perfect persona I had been selling once they learned the truth.  It didn’t matter how much the voters had loved my ideas, how great a speech maker I was, or what a sterling track record I had in public office previously.    Once the truth was out, there was nothing any of my campaign team could do to turn things back to our favor.  We gave it everything we had, but it wasn’t enough.  I lost the election.  I lost my perfect family and dog.  I lost my credibility.  In the end, I lost my dream.  All I was left with was Vivian and a stint in prison for possession.


      Still determined to have it all in the end, I had a sex change, found religion and thanks to millions spent in plastic surgery became Vivian.   I changed my clothes, my hair and face and am now the hottest thing in Hollywood.   I am feeling good, that is, until the press finds out.






52 comments:

  1. haha when the tabloids explode it will be like an over flowing commode

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    1. Pat, you got that right! Thanks so much for stopping by to read my story and for your lovely comments! ♥ I am simply thrilled you liked it.

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  2. Waiting to read what happens next :p

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    1. Amrit, I am so pleased you liked my story!! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  3. I love it! The ending is brilliant. Actually, it's *all* brilliant. Well done!

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    1. thewizardsword.com, I am so happy that you liked my story!! It really just thrills me to death. Thank you so much for stopping by and making my day with your sweet words! ♥

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  4. What a great twist at the end! Wow, Kathy, what a super story!

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    1. Martha, I am thrilled you liked it. I had a lot of fun writing this story. I just sat down and wrote it, just like that. Thank you so much for stopping by and for your kind comments! ♥

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  5. Great story Kathy. I couldn't help but think of a few politicians whose hubris made them think they were invincible. I remember how much I admired John Edwards and I thought he was a cutie. Then we find out the truth about what he was up to and he disgusts me. And Bill Clinton too.

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    1. JoJo, I know exactly what you mean!! Thank you so much for stopping in. I am so pleased you enjoyed my story! ♥

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  6. Terrific story and twist ending. Loved that! The press always finds the skeletons that politicians like to hide. Don't they know the closets are the first place that people look into?

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    1. Michelle, they sure do. If they are there, the press will dig them up and blow them out of proportion! I am so pleased you liked my story! Thank you for stopping in and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  7. Well...that would be an interesting career switch. Male politician with a drug habit to religious female actress!

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    1. Stephanie, at least he managed to stay in the public eye and the spotlight where he/she is happiest! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  8. LOL, I sure didn't see that twist coming! Well done!

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    1. Laurel, I am so pleased you enjoyed my story! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  9. Great story and the twist in the end was fantastic.... never expected that! Is there a sequel to this story? :)

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    1. Shilpa, I am so pleased you liked my story. I really had fun writing this one. I had no idea what I was going to write. I just wrote the prompt at the top of my page and just free wrote away and this is what I came up with. Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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    1. Tanya, I pleased you enjoyed it! Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments! ♥

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  11. He lost his dog! I didn't see that coming but I guess I should have. Damn, he lost his dog! That's harsh.

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    1. tnkerr, HA HA HA! Yep he lost his dog. Thank you so much for stopping in and for your comments. ♥

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  12. Became Vivian. That sent a chill up my spine, Kathy! Very well done!

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    1. Vidya, I am thrilled you liked it! Your sweet comments made my night. Thank you so much for stopping by and doing what you always seem to do best...spread your glorious smiles around. ♥

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  13. Twisty indeed

    PhenoMenon
    http://throodalookingglass.com/2014/06/vanity-fair/

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    1. Pheno, so pleased you enjoyed it! Thank you for stopping in and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  14. Bwa-ha-ha-ha! Oh my goodness, now that's a twist. Whew! Thanks for the laugh. I totally needed that.

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    1. Crystal, I am so pleased you enjoyed my story! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥ Always happy when I can supply a giggle!

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  15. Totally unexpected ending Kathy, it was brilliantly narrated, all is well until the press finds out indeed!!

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    1. Reshma, I am so pleased you enjoyed my story!! Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  16. LOL! I love that twist ending, Kathy! Nicely done. :)

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    1. Suzanne, I am so pleased you enjoyed it. Thank you so much for stopping by, your kind words, and all the encouragement they have given me. ♥

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  17. What a racy thriller, Kathy! The end is super. Did he murder Vivian & then adopt her identity?
    The Press really finds out everything! :)

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    1. Anita, I am so pleased you enjoyed it. I actually had a lot of fun going a bit crazy with this one! HA HA Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments. ♥

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  18. Wow! And I thought I stretched my imagination lol! That was awesome, really!

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    1. Robert, I am so pleased you liked it. I kind of let myself go a bit with this one. Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  19. That's an exciting thriller..w.hat next?

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    1. Kajal, I am so pleased you enjoyed my story! Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  20. Oh my - didn't expect that ending at all! I guess the moral is 'if you can't have the girl, be the girl' :)

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    1. jannatwrites, ha ha ha! Only trying to think outside of the box! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  21. You must have had great fun writing that story. Did it evolve or were you planning that great twist? Good job!

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    1. Carol, I really did have a lot of fun writing this. It just flowed. It simply evolved. I am no good at planning anything! Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  22. Oh you are good at springing surprises :) that story was fun!

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    1. Loudthinkin, I am so happy you liked it! Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  23. There's something about the name Vivian that screams temptress. Fun story. The ending was definitely a surprise, and it made me laugh. Karen

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    1. psychochef, I am so pleased you enjoyed my story. Thank you so much for your sweet comments! ♥

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    1. Patricia, I am so happy you liked it!! Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  25. Totally didn't see that coming! What a great twist.

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    1. Meg, I am thrilled you liked the twist. I had written the story and it all seemed a bit predictable until I took a chance and tacked on that ending. Thank you for stopping by and for the encouragement you have given me.

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