Garden Party #amwriting

Sean’s “compromise.”

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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’.🙂🙂


  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


  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.


  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…


  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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