#FF — Happy Anniversary


PHOTO PROMPT © Brenda Cox

Our twenty-fifth wedding anniversary gift to ourselves is a weekend at the mountainous inn where we’re to spend our honeymoon. Hours pass along the ever-winding-ever-rising road through green tunnels of trees. We’re both relaxed and smiling, our hands lightly touching as the breeze blows through the windows of the car.

Friday evening’s dinner is on the patio. Our forks are raised, mid-dessert – when a tall, tanned, handsome man approaches our table and drops to one knee, eyes fixed in moist torment upon my beloved Anna.

He holds out a small ring box and says, “Anna, will you marry me?”

[100 words]

Part 2 is here.

 

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields is the gracious host of Friday Fictioneers.

63 Comments Add yours

    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thank you!

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome ☺️

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  1. neilmacdon says:

    Now that could go in so many directions from there

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes! Thank you for reading and your comment.

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  2. Fandango says:

    Please continue…

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    1. msjadeli says:

      If the picture is right next week, I’ll try, Fandango!

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  3. pennygadd51 says:

    Well, I wasn’t expecting that! I suspect the expression on Anna’s face would be very revealing.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks for reading, Penny, and I suspect you’re right 🙂

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  4. I wasn’t expecting it to end this way. Great take!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Shweta, thank you! I’m sure they weren’t either!

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      1. You’re welcome, Li

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  5. A very surprising ending or an intriguing beginning to a much longer story. My curiosity is peaked, and I want to know more. Well done, Lisa!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Brenda! We’ll see what next week’s picture is and maybe there will be a part 2 🙂

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  6. Dale says:

    Ummm… well now. We have many questions!!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 perhaps I have some answers…. depending on next weeks pic.

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      1. Dale says:

        Very interesting… 😉

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  7. draliman says:

    Stab him with a fork, continue eating pudding… 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      One in each eye.

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  8. memadtwo says:

    There’s definitely another parallel story here…(k)

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  9. GHLearner says:

    Oops. I didn’t expect that and now I have questions. Well done tormenting us. 😀

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    1. msjadeli says:

      My pleasure, Gah! Thanks for reading and your comment.

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  10. Such a sweet story.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 One man’s nightmare is another man’s dream! Thank you.

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      1. This is true. You’re welcome.

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  11. Dear Lisa,

    Intriguing. You’ve left me hanging with so many questions. Nicely done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Rochelle, sorry to leave you with so many questions. Who knows, the answers could be revealed in some future 😉 Thank you.
      Shalom,
      Lisa

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  12. plaridel says:

    looks like a scene from a movie currently being filmed. did i hear the director said, “cut?” 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      LOL great comment, Plaridel, thank you 🙂

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  13. jenne49 says:

    Ooh, a story with a hidden back story that leaves us readers guessing. That’s so well written and intriguing.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Jenne, thank you!

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  14. Tannille says:

    Anna, you have some explaining to do! 😀

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  15. James McEwan says:

    I wonder what went on during the honeymoon, does the handsome man remember her from then?, Did Anna whisper sweet-nothings behind her husbands back?.Is there murder in the air? No wonder the trees fell over.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      James, I glad you got the connection between my story and the trees falling over 🙂

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  16. OMG where has he come from or is it the ghost of the husband from all that time ago. A point in time reenacting itself?

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Your imagination on what’s going on is better than the story itself, Michael. We may never know…. Thank you for reading and commenting 🙂

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  17. Perhaps his eyes were so moisty that he mistook this Anna for another Anna. No? Just a thought!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      lol May be, Keith!

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  18. granonine says:

    That’s a long time to wait to propose marriage! I’d like to believe that young man was a reincarnation of the narrator 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I like your guess, Linda! Thanks for reading and commenting. We may never know!

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  19. Michael says:

    A case of mistaken identity, which ever way it pans out there is plenty of possibilities

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    1. msjadeli says:

      We may never know, Michael…

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  20. Sandra says:

    I think the silver wedding anniversary celebrations might be on pause while this sorts itself out. Original take on the prompt, well done.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I think so too, Sandra. Thank you!

      Like

  21. M says:

    twisty twisty twisty. you write a good cliffhanger ~

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you! I’m hoping to do another part to it next week if I can…

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      1. M says:

        Your fans await 🙂

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  22. Well! That was unexpected. What happened in the past that the present is, well, unexpected.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Alicia!

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  23. Nobbinmaug says:

    Hmm… Has he been carrying a torch for 25 years? Or has someone been sneaking in some clandestine trips? Either way, that’s a bold move when she’s clearly with someone else.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Lots of unanswered questions… Thanks for reading and commenting, Nobbin.

      Liked by 1 person

  24. Laurie Bell says:

    Ooooooooooo
    Ouch!

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  25. subroto says:

    Now that’s a cliffhanger. Got to click on part 2 to find out next.

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  26. That was excellent, I didn’t read last weeks, I think Anna had a lucky escape there. Brilliant stuff

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    1. msjadeli says:

      The link to part one is at the bottom if you want to see what came before. Thanks, Shrawl.

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      1. Sorry I read the both of them, really smart, what a good ide to have a 2 week story. I might give that a go next time

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Thank you, Shrawl 🙂

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