Friday, September 28

Let's Talk Trope!


This week on Word Wranglers,  we're talking about tropes. When the week started, I had no idea what a trope was, so I asked. I was relieved to find out I wasn't the only one who was clueless. There's a lot of them out there. Secret babies, arranged marriages, marriage of convenience, and my favorite, forbidden fruit. Since Margie talked about that one yesterday (you should check it out, it was great) I won't go there today.  I'll move on to my next favorite. Fated lovers.

                Fated lovers is why I'm a lover of  fairy tales and paranormals. Remember Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Beauty and the Beast? All of them were fated lover stories. Then you have fated lover movies. Serendipity is my favorite of all time. It took years for the hero to get with heroine, but in the end, it all worked out. Just the way it was supposed to.

                When it comes to books, Sherrilyn Kenyon trumps it for me. Most of her characters are fated to be together.

                Believe it or not, I like fated lovers because of the villains that keep the lovers apart. A dragon, a witche's curse, angry Greek gods and goddesses,  and in the case of Serendipity, the villain was everyday life. I thought that was brilliant!

                Okay, bear with me because I'm about to get sappy here, call the sap police. I believe hubby and I are fated. We met and married in Korea when we both were in our very early twenties. After a two month courtship, we got married. What we didn't know was we had met before, in the third grade. I was born and lived in Washington DC until my family moved to Dayton, Ohio when I was in the fourth grade. When I went to hubby's home to meet his parents, I found his third grade yearbook on a bookcase in his room. Guess who was in his third grade class? Me! We've been married 24 years this past August.

                What about you? Do you like fated lovers? Do you have a fated lovers story? Share! BTW, Dreamers is a fated lovers story :)

12 comments:

  1. I love that story! It's obvious you two were fated. I think I'm reading one of those right now in Pam Morsi's THE LOVESICK CURE. It's wonderful!

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    1. Going to have to check it out!Glad I got hubby. He was engaged 4 times before he met me. Glad the others didn't work out.

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  2. that's awesome, Shawn! Congrats to you and hubby!!

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  3. I love your story, Shawn! It's so nice! I think we all learned something about tropes this week! Whoot!!

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    1. We did learn something. And I have a new wrod to add to my vocabulary!

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  4. I like fated lovers stories as well! I feel for the characters when they are apart and rejoice when they are finally together!

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    1. Me too. I love finding out how they work things out.

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  5. I love that story. Congratulations on finding your soulmate.

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    1. Thanks, Ella. BTW, I love your name. Ella is the heroine in my latest wip

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  6. I believe my hubby and I were fated, too. Just too many things driving us both towards the place and time we'd meet. We were engaged after two weeks. A great trope!

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    1. I love it when a couple knows they were meant to be from the begining!

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