Flash Fiction: The anniversary

Flash Fiction: The anniversary


“You fell in love with grandma after marrying her?”
That’s right son.
“But how?” Dave was Flabbergasted.

It was our first anniversary. I arrived home as the sky turned deep red. I met Ivette sitting on the porch, wearing the most beautiful red gown with a bow ribbon on her hair and I knew she was expecting a sunset dinner with roses to top off.
             “Well, wasn’t that your plan?” Dave butted in, curious.

Don’t interrupt son. Anyway, I walked up to your grandma and produced two tickets to a weekend cruise on the Deutsch yellow ship. I was expecting a full blown tantrum and another excuse for us to fight when…
                        “But why?”

Because your grandpa was a jerk and wanted to prove arranged marriages don’t work. Anyway, I was expecting a tantrum, when Ivette surprised me. She kicked off her heels and asked,
        “how lightly should I pack?”
I knew then, she was the one, because your grandma would give up everything to avoid being on water, she was that petrified of it.

word count: 175. This is my Response to Flash fiction for aspiring writers photo prompt challenge. Each week, a photo is provided and you a write a 150 (+/- 25) word story based on it. Thank you Sonya for this week’s image. If you’d like to participate or simply read flash fictions, click on the highlighted link above.

13 thoughts on “Flash Fiction: The anniversary

  1. What a wonderful story Ameena! It gave me a different side glimpse of arranged marriages. I love how she kicked off her heels and asked how lightly she should pack. I’m so glad that he fell in love with her and proved himself wrong. Wonderful story and thank you for your participation.

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  2. You write beautifully Ameena 🙂

    It’s like words are sitting prettily inside your head, waiting patiently for you play with them.

    I really enjoyed reading this short but sweet story. Well done!


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