Blessings In Disguise – Flash Fiction

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.

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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.

  17 comments for “Blessings In Disguise – Flash Fiction

  1. sanaarizvi
    February 23, 2022 at 3:07 pm

    Oh this is absolutely delightful, Christine 😀

    • Christine Bolton
      March 1, 2022 at 8:44 am

      Thank you Sanaa ☺️💕

  2. February 16, 2022 at 2:38 pm

    Oh indeed… maybe it will work out for the best

    • Christine Bolton
      February 16, 2022 at 7:52 pm

      Yes, things usually do ☺️

  3. February 15, 2022 at 7:12 pm

    They do indeed. Glad it turns out well.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 16, 2022 at 12:20 am

      Thank you Grace ☺️💕

  4. February 15, 2022 at 3:02 pm

    I believe you’ve described the true meaning in the prompt line. Touche’

    • Christine Bolton
      February 16, 2022 at 12:19 am

      Thanks Susan ☺️

  5. February 15, 2022 at 9:46 am

    I love the way you use the quote. A new twist on it, and powerful one.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 16, 2022 at 12:19 am

      Thanks so much K. ☺️💕

  6. February 15, 2022 at 7:53 am

    Wonderful writing, and Happy Valentines Day Christine!✌🏼❤️🙃

    • Christine Bolton
      February 15, 2022 at 8:25 am

      Thanks Rob! Hope your Valentine’s Day was happy and full of love ☺️💕

  7. Ain
    February 15, 2022 at 3:40 am

    Haha! She has a lovely character, determined not to look incompetent, but so endearing in her determination, yes…open the paper bag…

    • Christine Bolton
      February 15, 2022 at 8:24 am

      Thanks Ain. A simple story about everyday life and relationships. ☺️

  8. February 15, 2022 at 1:59 am

    Lovely story Christine

    • Christine Bolton
      February 15, 2022 at 8:22 am

      Thanks Sadje ☺️💕

      • February 15, 2022 at 10:56 am

        You’re welcome

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