Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Portrait of Words Challenge

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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.

15 comments:

Akelamalu said...

Oh I love happy endings! :)

Lovely story Raven.

Jeff B said...

Too cute. Picturing the dogs in their own wedding get ups. That alone brings a smile to ones face.

Thanks for taking up the challenge.

The Mr Linky box seems to have disappeared everywhere for a while. Don't know why it sometimes does that. When it magically reappears I'll add your name in.

Dr.John said...

I needed a story with a happy ending. This one was just perfect.

gabrielle said...

Not too shabby for quick and dirty.
Very sweet. I love that four other couples found happiness too.

Travis said...

Sometimes you just need a story that makes you go awwwwwww.

Finding Pam... said...

I love your story! Romance is what keeps a marriage going. I loved the end where they had a coffee emporium for fifty years. And love makes the world go round...

Jeff B said...

FYI Mr Linky is back online, so I added your name.

Carletta said...

I absolutely love this!!!
I liked the flow of your words - the he, the she....
You constantly amaze me with your writing.

I keep forgetting about this so I'm going to go visit Jeff and bookmark his site.

quilly said...

Pretty good for just being thrown together at the last minute. As to the two Sam's OC and I actually have the masculine and feminine forms of the same name -- oh, and we both fell instantly in love and we knew it. How corny is that?

Maggie May said...

Brilliantly thrown together! A happy one!
I wonder if the dogs got to have pups after their honey moon?!

lissa said...

good story though it does seem like a fairytale having no immediate troubles or anything to stop them from being together, but if you would to continue, it probably ends in divorce or something, at least in reality

just heard of this prompt and I may try it for next month's challenge

Cherie said...

What a sweet story! :)

Sandi McBride said...

Sweet and to the point. Nicely done!
Sandi

B. Roan said...

I love that the dogs brought them together. Romantic!

Dianne said...

lovely, happy, romantic, sweet!!!

and there are dogs!!

and cake lol

what more could a reader ask for.