Thursday, July 12, 2012

Recovering The Fumble


It had been a simply magical evening; the theater had been followed by a moonlight dinner at the very restaurant where they’d shared their first date. As their plates were cleared away, Tom seized the moment. Dropping to one knee, he presented her the ring with a grand flourish. A startled Sophie could do naught more than cover her mouth and shake her head no in the most emphatic of ways.

He arose and, in the same motion, slipped the offending ring back into the pocket of his coat. Seated again at the table, he broke the awkward silence with a smile and asked her, “So, shall we see what they’re offering on the pastry cart tonight?”

10 comments:

  1. Oh, that poor man! Good for him :) Nice job!!!

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  2. What a perfect title for this charming and funny piece. Very entertaining. And really, what a guy. How could she not marry him after that kind of save?

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  3. Oh no. Poor man! And what an ending! How composed was he? Something tells me that ring will be used another day though as he sounds so sweet. . . when the time is right. xxx

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  4. Ha ha, great recovery in an embarrassing situation! Hope he either finds someone better or she comes to her senses!

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  5. How embarrassing! She was so emphatic but he kept his composure.

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  6. Really liked this - could almost see it as a comedy sketch. Nicely done.

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  7. That's what you call style/
    A great read.

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  8. That's what you call style!
    A great read.

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  9. Nicely done! Those last two sentences just crush it. Good stuff.

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