Blessings In Disguise
They sat on the stairs waiting, shoulders touching. Listening to him intently, and loving the warmth of his body next to hers. It was serendipitous she’d locked herself out of the apartment as he was coming home from work. She smiled, remembering.
“You ok?” He had said as he stood outside his door watching her struggle with her door.
“Yes, fine” she had responded, not wanting him to see how frustrated she was.
“You’re locked out, aren’t you?” He said with a smile on his face. “I’ll call a locksmith for you.”
“Not necessary” she said. Embarrassed at her own incompetence. This was not how it was supposed to be. She’d had a much better idea in her head how it would be when they finally met.
But she thought, “It is a moon wrapped up in brown paper.” Sometimes blessings come in disguise.
Copyright © 2022 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing All Rights Reserved Bjorn is hosting Prosery Monday at D'Verse and his prompt is a line from the poem Valentine by Carol Ann Duffy - “It is a moon wrapped up in brown paper.” We are to use it in our piece of Prosery (flash fiction). No more than 144 words excluding the title.
Oh this is absolutely delightful, Christine 😀
Thank you Sanaa ☺️💕
Oh indeed… maybe it will work out for the best
Yes, things usually do ☺️
They do indeed. Glad it turns out well.
Thank you Grace ☺️💕
I believe you’ve described the true meaning in the prompt line. Touche’
Thanks Susan ☺️
I love the way you use the quote. A new twist on it, and powerful one.
Thanks so much K. ☺️💕
Wonderful writing, and Happy Valentines Day Christine!✌🏼❤️🙃
Thanks Rob! Hope your Valentine’s Day was happy and full of love ☺️💕
Haha! She has a lovely character, determined not to look incompetent, but so endearing in her determination, yes…open the paper bag…
Thanks Ain. A simple story about everyday life and relationships. ☺️
Lovely story Christine
Thanks Sadje ☺️💕