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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Music (03/08/07)

TITLE: Tonia and Music


Singing had always been a big part of Toniaís life. Why, getting up each day and not having a song in her heart, just wouldnít be a good day. Thatís why every morning she woke up singing; excited and ready to meet a new day.

That is until she met Fred Wannabe. Fred was the kind of guy who didnít like any kind of music or singing. At first, it didnít bother Tonia because she was falling in love with him but as the days, weeks and months rolled by, she felt uneasy about his feelings toward music and singing.

Fred liked to hike, play golf and most other outside activities and that was fine with Tonia because she liked those activities, too. Itís just that she loved to sing and listen to music because it made her feel happy, free and full of life. And, she wanted so much to share that happiness with Fred. But, he would have no part of it.

Fred asked her to marry him around Thanksgiving and Tonia was giving serious thought to the proposal. But, the issue of music kept growing and every time she would put on some music or begin to sing, he began talking loudly about things that just didnít matter and those interruptions were bothersome and irritating. ďWhat to do,Ē she thought.

It was at church one day when Tonia was singing along with the Processional hymn that Fred did something that tore the relationship apart. He got up from the pew, and walked briskly out the front church door. He left her standing there all alone, singing the church hymn. Thatís when she decided that the relationship with Fred was over.

She walked home by herself and later had some lunch. Around one oíclock in the afternoon, Fred called and tried to explain his behavior. He said that he wasnít feeling well and thatís why he left but she could tell by the tone in his voice that he was lying.

Things were never the same after that and weeks later, Tonia ended the relationship.

Fredís feelings were hurt because he did love her but it wasnít long before he found someone new, someone who didnít care at all about music.

As fate would have it, a month later Tonia met a kind and wonderful man at church and she was pleased to find out that he was a choir director and that he loved all types of music.

Tonia was so happy knowing that even though her relationship with Fred had ended on a sour note, a new beginning had arrived with Stan and now instead of her singing alone, she was singing with someone who loved her and music and that was a song that would last a lifetime!

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Julie Arduini03/16/07
I liked this! Too often stories like this end on a sad note because usually they make the wrong choice. This was a realistic situation many people I love faced. You captured it well. Good job!
Joanne Sher 03/19/07
Very intriguing story! I enjoyed seeing how important Tonia's passion was to her. Keep writing!
Jacquelyn Horne03/20/07
Make sure of your pemanent relationships. Glad to see this first romance did not gel. After commitment, there may have been a lifetime of regret. Wait for the right partner.
Sara Harricharan 03/21/07
I'm glad Tonia made the right choice and kept her music and dumped Fred. This could be a parable, or an article for a take-home paper. It's kind of short and easy to read at the same time. Thanks for sharing! ^_^