Time for Jeff B's monthly Portrait of Words challenge. I wasn't sure I was up to it this month, but I missed last month and I decided to give it a try. Each month Jeff gives us a set of 7 photographs, each of which has an assigned function in whatever story one comes up with. We get about three weeks to think about it and a span of three days in which to post 0ur story. I really threw this together pretty quickly so it's not very good, but I wanted to participate... So here it is, for better or worse... which actually kind of fits the story that I came up with. (Eeek a pun.) It may not be good, but at least it's short and sweet.... When you finish here, please go over to Jeff's A Word in Edgewise blog and check out the other participants too.
A Fairy Tale Romance
It had been love at first sight, like in some bad movie. Sam and Samantha. Destined for one another. Walking their identical dogs in the park just as the sun was setting over the lake. It couldn’t have been more romantic. The dogs – both golden retrievers – had been first, dragging their owners towards each other. He was handsome, she beautiful. They sat on the bench, watching the setting sun and each knew that life was different, that fairy stories actually had a grain of truth. They met for coffee the next day and now, here they were, six short months later, surrounded by friends in the same park, on their wedding day. It was a gala affair. It would be featured in the local papers in the days to come. As though to continue the fairy tale quality of everything about them, the day was glorious. Bright sun, not to hot or too cold, the fragrance of Spring flowers wafting on the gentlest possible breeze. She was beautiful in her gown, he handsome in his tux. Their cake was a masterpiece of modern art, all angles and shapes, as unique and creative as they themselves. The dogs were there decked out in wedding finery and had their own cake made of dog biscuits. It was a grand party. Four other couples met and fell in love.
At days end, they left the dogs in the care of friends who would give them a fine honeymoon on their farm and drove off in their fine gray Mercedes convertible for their own honeymoon adventure on the high seas. And true to the fairy tale beginning of this story, the couple opened their own coffee emporium – Sam’s Place - which they ran together in wedded bliss for the next 50 years. If you’re very lucky and you allow yourself happiness, life sometimes really can be like a fairy tale.