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Story [Rocky] Hearts on Fire

Discussion in 'Non Star Wars Fan Fiction' started by amidalachick, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. amidalachick

    amidalachick Jedi Master star 5

    Aug 3, 2003
    Title: Hearts on Fire
    Author: amidalachick
    Genre: Mostly fluff and mush.
    Notes: My muse likes the [link=]50 Sentence Challenge[/link]. :D I decided to take a break from studying math to write a set of sentences. To make it more of a challenge, I wrote them in an hour, so they are basically unedited.
    Title is taken from the song of the same name, 'Hearts on Fire', from 'Rocky IV'. I chose to write 'Rocky' sentences because Rocky (the movies and the character) is a huge inspiration to me, and has helped me through some very difficult times.
    Finally, I want to say that this is the first story I've posted, and only the second thing I've written, in over a year. I'm so excited to be writing again, and I hope you'll enjoy reading these as much as I enjoyed writing them!
    Disclaimer: Everything Rocky-related belongs to Sylvester Stallone. I own nothing, make no money, and give him 100% of the credit for creating such a timeless and inspirational story.


    01. Furl
    Rocky pulled Adrian into his arms, making her feel secure.

    02. Elect
    "And that's why it's important to vote, kid, you know?"

    03. Forebear
    Adrian wondered what her mother would have thought of her now.

    04. Fathom
    She still didn't understand what Rocky saw in her.

    05. Radiance
    He thought Adrian had never looked more beautiful.

    06. Hook
    "Hook shot! Go for the hook shot!"

    07. Delay
    In those few seconds, she wasn't sure if Rocky was even breathing.

    08. Despair
    He didn't want to leave Mickey's side, still unable to believe he was gone.

    09. Mockery
    "Whoever heard of this 'Italian Stallion'?"

    10. Hypocrisy
    He could never be dishonest, and that was one of the reasons she loved him.

    11. Site
    Paulie never imagined the meat freezer would become so famous.

    12. Quota
    The win meant one more trophy to display and another round of headlines.

    13. Design
    "Have I ever told you, Adrian, you got good taste, you know?"

    14. Designate
    "And Butkus' bed can go here."

    15. Exasperate
    Adrian stormed away from Paulie.

    16. Dial
    The reporters were always calling and wanting interviews.

    17. Ability
    "You can do this," Adrian said, squeezing Rocky's hands and gazing into his eyes.

    18. Liable
    They both knew the glory days couldn't last forever.

    19. Separate
    "Alright, break it up!"

    20. Examination
    "That's my smart boy!" Adrian praised as she looked at Robert's report card.

    21. Stir
    Rocky kissed Adrian's cheek while she mixed the gravy.

    22. Pound
    Rocky's fists slammed into the frozen beef again and again.

    23. Notice
    He'd been the first man to ever really see her.

    24. Considerate
    Adrian laughed, delighted, as Rocky held the door and playfully bowed for her.

    25. Keystroke
    The newspaper pages about Rocky's career continued to pile up.

    26. Vein
    "Ah, he looks worse than you do," Mickey said as he patched up the cut on Rocky's nose.

    27. Relief
    Adrian looked forward to having Rocky retired and safe.

    28. Receive
    "Oh, it's beautiful!" Adrian said as she opened the box.

    29. Arguably
    "You listen to your mother, kid, and that's final," Rocky said firmly.

    30. Hippocratic
    The doctor shook his head as he studied Rocky's X-rays.

    31. Bone
    Fists slammed into flesh and bone, sending drops of blood and sweat through the air.

    32. Nerve
    He believed he could do it because she believed in him.

    33. Vessel
    They stood on the sailboat's deck, enjoying the sun, wind, and waves.

    34. Precaution
    As always, she sent up a silent prayer to keep him safe.

    35. Proceeding
    The last few days had flown by, due to all of the parties and celebrations.

    36. Cusp
    Adrian kissed Rocky deeply, uncertain exactly what their future held, but knowing they would face it together.

    37. Scratch
    Adrian kissed the tiny cut on Rocky's eyebrow.

    38. Pattern
    He danced around the ring, feet and hands moving in an intricate rhythmn.

    39. Directive
    As he pushed open the gym door, Rocky grinned at the familiar sound of Mickey hollering orders.

    40. Silhouette
    He could barely see her in the darkness, but her skin was warm under his hand.

    41. Clap
    The applause and cheers were loud, but all he could hear was her voice calling his name.

    42. Stare
    Clubber glowered at Rocky, and Rocky fearlessly looked back.

    43. Project
    Adrian watched as Rocky helped Robert build a block tower.

    44. Following
    A throng of admiring fans pressed around Rocky, trying to get autographs and pictures.

    45. Sanction
    "This will be a real big fight," the promoter promised.

    46. Dive
    Adrian giggled as Paulie surfaced from the water, spluttering angrily.

    47. Castle
    "I gotta carry you over the threshold," Rocky insisted, picking Adrian up.

    48. Deserve
    "You've earned it, every bit, and don't let anyone tell you otherwise," Adrian said gently.

    49. Dismissal
    "Yeah, yeah, I'll think about it," Rocky said.

    50. Contain
    Adrian lay in Rocky's arms, listening to his heartbeat as he stroked her hair, both of them just glad to be with each other.
  2. Mira_Jade

    Mira_Jade The NSWFF Manager With The Cape star 5 Staff Member Manager

    Jun 29, 2004
    These movies hold such a special place in my heart - so I was thrilled to see someone tackle them as sentences. [face_dancing] (And, that said, it is so good to see you writing! I am glad these snagged your muse. [:D])

    First off - great job packing a punch (no pun intended) with such short sentences. It was hard to pick out a favourite one because they really were little snippets that made up a whole. If I had to, I really liked Vein and Considerate - and Elect drew a chuckle from me. I loved how Fathom and Radiance mirrored each other.

    Great job with these. =D=
  3. amidalachick

    amidalachick Jedi Master star 5

    Aug 3, 2003
    The movies tell a story that everyone can identify with...I think that's why they're so loved. [face_love] I'm so excited to be writing feels kind of like I got new glasses, and now the world's a little clearer and brighter. :)

    What makes this challenge so fun is trying to tell an entire story in just a few words. I'm glad you thought these sentences worked, and I'm very glad you enjoyed them.

    Thank you so much for reading! [:D]