As Seen On TV | [2018 Wattys Winner]

As Seen On TV | [2018 Wattys Winner]

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Ella Hayden By toptrees26 Updated 6 days ago

**WATTYS 2018 WINNER!!!**
"Are you sure you want to go through with this?" He whispered gently, between both of our feverish gasps for breath.

"With what?"

"All this." He gestured around to the bedroom, but his expression said much more-  it included the camera crew outside the door, the other contestants milling about downstairs, unaware of what we were doing, our families at home, and the millions of normal people who would soon be watching us on national television.

"Sure," I shrugged. "Why not?"

He laughed dryly.

"Yeah, why not? After all, who's watching but the entire world?"
Lyra Kennedy had a rough couple weeks. Her boyfriend just dumped her and moved halfway across the world. She lost her steady  job at an accounting firm. She had to put down her dog after it contracted a tumor. Just when it seems all her luck has run out, she lands a spot on a new reality TV show that her overeager mother pushed her to apply for. The show's concept is simple: 12 men and 12 women are flown in to a luxurious California beach mansion, Bachelor-style. There, the audience watches their daily interactions, and at the end of each week, they vote to pair up one man and one woman for a date at a place of their choosing, based on who they think has the best chemistry. After the dates, the couple with the worst chemistry is voted off the show. 

When Lyra is paired up by the audience with an amazing guy, she thinks perhaps her luck has returned for good. But as the show goes on and gets more popular, she can't help but wonder if the man the audience picked for her isn't the one she would've chosen for herself. It seems things in real life are a bit more messy than they are as seen on TV.

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withwriting withwriting 6 days ago
YO he didnt make fun of her rare name nd she made a joke of his... that's evil
moodiebabie moodiebabie a day ago
i just wheezed so hard i rolled off my bed laughing at the name O'Hare
__Avocado__ __Avocado__ 3 days ago
Let it die
                              let it die 
                              let it shrivel up and die 
                              That little midget O’Hare
__Avocado__ __Avocado__ 3 days ago
Just watch one of them be like a 60 year old man with a saggy dick
__Avocado__ __Avocado__ 3 days ago
I hate when you’re sitting in the window seat and have to get up to use the bathroom or get food or something
__Avocado__ __Avocado__ 3 days ago
I relate to that like I can never untie my shoes especially after I cut my nails