Tuesday, August 08, 2017

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Post 1580. Tuesday August 8

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Everywhere they went, she followed a couple of steps behind. In church, Daisy sat in the pew behind her husband. In their car, Michael drove and she sat in the back seat. I once saw them in the cinema sitting in tandem. The casual observer might well have assumed that Michael was in charge. But no, Daisy was the boss; the one steering the matrimonial ship.
Michael fell for Daisy at first sight and wooed her most passionately. He asked her to marry him and after begging her repeatedly for an answer she eventually agreed. Being a man of modest means he was unable to meet her demand for stylish marriage with a horse and carriage, but he promised her a surprise alternative. She did not, however, anticipate leaving the wedding reception on the back seat of a bicycle made for two!  She never forgave him and from that day henceforth Daisy took charge.

Michael died yesterday at seven-thirty five. Daisy died at seven-forty. I suspect  Michael let the pearly gates slam in Daisy’s face.


Word count 175

*Loosely based on the 1892 song Daisy Bell (a bicycle built for two) by Harry Dacre which you can hear below!

For Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers where Dorothy has provided us with the photo prompt.

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17 comments:

  1. From a bicycle for two to pearly gates. Wonderful imagination.

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  2. Love your story so original and entertaining

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  3. Haha, liked the way you weaved the tandem bike through their relationship. Nicely done Keith.

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  4. Loved the ending. The picture reminded me of my honeymoon on Mackinac Island. We biked around the island but my hubby would not get us a tandem bike cause he feared I would not do my fair share of peddling. I did just fine on my own. And 25 years later with him out of the picture I did even better.

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    1. That is excactly wh I wouldn't take the front saddle! Here's to the single life!Cheers Denise

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  5. LOL! So perfect. Glad he got his own in he end! :D

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    1. He certainly did and about time too! Thank Calen

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  6. Ohh, that doesn't sound like a happy marriage at all! I wonder if they'll continue to annoy each other in heaven lol

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  7. That's such a great story , Keith. Loved it . Indeed ,many marriages die like this for the dearth of true partnership

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    1. I intended it to be an extreme version of what so many couples go through. Thanks so much moon.

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  8. Very fun tale. Aw... This song. Memories... A very dear woman used to sing that tune to her baby daughter when I was a teenager dating the lady's eldest son. I haven't seen her in years, but expect to at my late mother's memorial service in a few weeks. It's going to be a bittersweet day, for sure. Be well!

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