Garden Party #amwriting

Sean’s “compromise.”

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Photo Prompt ยฉ 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.

โ€œEn garde!โ€ he said twirling a toothpick.

โ€œYou goof.โ€

As he pulled her to him, the doorbell rang.

โ€œLet the tittering commence.โ€

โ€œBe good, Sean.โ€

โ€œIโ€™m wounded.โ€

His mother-in-lawโ€™s grating voice boomed.

Weeks ago, delighting in their separation, sheโ€™d said, โ€œHeโ€™s a good-for-nothing lout.โ€

Ah, well. She wouldnโ€™t win this one. Not if he could help it.

 

end 3/28/2018

Sascha Darlington

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26 thoughts on “Garden Party #amwriting

  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 MILโ€™s influence.
    Thanks for โ€˜loutโ€™.๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™‚

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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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  6. Perhaps Mom-in-law was the reason for their separation in the first place. But he’s clearly better armed now ๐Ÿ˜€ Loved this story ๐Ÿ™‚

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