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Love Made Clear

April 15, 2019

From the Carrot Ranch for April 11, 2019: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story using the phrase “beggars can’t be choosers.”

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Love Made Clear

Brad’s thoughts idled faster than the Challenger’s 426 Hemi engine.

Earlier tonight Jane hosted her book club. No one knew he was in the kitchen and that he’d overheard the conversation about a book concerning a loveless marriage.

“Honestly,” Mona said. “I don’t know why Bess stayed with him.”

“Good in bed?” Rene said.

Everyone laughed.

“How about you, Jane. Why Brad?”

Jane’s silence surprised Brad.

“Well?” Rene said.

Stifling a tear Jane finally said, “Beggars can’t be choosers.”

No one laughed.

Eight years the fool, Brad thought. He put the Challenger in reverse and backed down the driveway.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. April 15, 2019 7:11 am

    Run Brad Run!! Good for him he found out now and has a fast car!

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    • Michael B. Fishman permalink*
      April 16, 2019 9:33 am

      Not only a fast car but a cool one!

      Like

  2. April 15, 2019 8:15 pm

    Ah, Jane, what did you choose? What did you beg for? Tsk, tsk, now no one is happy.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Michael B. Fishman permalink*
      April 16, 2019 9:33 am

      I think poor Jane begged to be married and made the wrong choice. Yeah, no one’s happy but those are good endings! 🙂

      Like

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