Wednesday, April 6, 2011

E is for Eternity

They looked across the desk at each other, barely making eye contact.
“Well,” their matcher commented, “good luck, and I hope you two have an excellent life.”  With those words of encouragement, a marriage certificate, and a $50 dollar gift certificate to the best restaurant in town, they left. 
On the street, their union felt forced.  They held hands like middle school students do.
He looked at her.  “I would have never picked someone like you to marry.”
She giggled.  “Me either.  You’re not my type.”
He laughed too and that was the start of a 52 year marriage.

11 comments:

  1. This makes me wonder why 52 years( which is a long time!) Also, that they are going to fall in love and I want to see how :)

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  2. Maybe I'll bring these two characters back in more short shorts!

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  3. That's a sweet short. Loved it.

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  4. lovely short story :)

    and thanks for fallowing and comment :)

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  5. AWWW!!! I want to know more! lol

    Thank you for sharing and for stopping by! I'm a new follower :)

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  6. A good write,
    Thanks for visit and comment, welcome to my followers.

    Yvonne,

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  7. I've said it before, I LOVE your work. You captivate me each time :)

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  8. Awww...love this! You do so much with just (around) 100 words!

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  9. Short and sweet! It made me smile.

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  10. I liked that! Made me smile. Marriage is not always about "feeling" of love, but commitment.

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