Garden Party #amwriting

Sean’s “compromise.”

Thanks, Rochelle, for Friday Fictioneers! 🙂

Photo Prompt © Fatima Fakier Deria

Garden Party

Lavender lemonade. Cutting crusts from tiny cucumber and cress sandwiches. Sean might as well hand in his man-card. However, he enjoyed spearing toothpicks through pimento slices and stabbing the petite sandwiches with them. Fun stuff that.

Tara beamed when she entered the kitchen.

“En garde!” he said twirling a toothpick.

“You goof.”

As he pulled her to him, the doorbell rang.

“Let the tittering commence.”

“Be good, Sean.”

“I’m wounded.”

His mother-in-law’s grating voice boomed.

Weeks ago, delighting in their separation, she’d said, “He’s a good-for-nothing lout.”

Ah, well. She wouldn’t win this one. Not if he could help it.

 

end 3/28/2018

Sascha Darlington

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26 replies »

  1. You said so much in so few words. Loved the humour and determination in Sean. I remember the name from your camping story, last week.
    He looks to be smart enough to save their marriage from the MIL’s influence.
    Thanks for ‘lout’.🙂🙂

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  2. He seems ok – wonder what it is the mother in law doesn’t like about him? Of course, she might just be a toxic old biddy! Lovely, intimate scene between the two lead characters – their warmth comes through. Nicely done Sascha

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  3. These two just might make it. Sounds like they want to. Perhaps an interfering family is to blame? I always like an ending that’s hopeful. (I live vicariously through the characters on a page.) Thank you.

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  4. I like that their separation has brought them closer (that sometimes needs to be done) and too bad MIL! You are stuck with him! He sounds like my kinda guy…

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  5. Relationships are hard enough at times, but having a mother in law in the same bed (metaphorically speaking) really tests any commitment. Nice light hearted story I enjoyed reading.

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