#FFfAWchallenge “A Date to Remember”

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Photo courtesy of Mike Vore

A Date to Remember, by Pamela Schloesser Canepa

(c) 2017,  All rights reserved

 

“It’s small, but cozy, and there’s no one around for miles,” Tom said.

He was being so sweet, trying to honor this special day.

“Wonderful!  Thanks for finding something on such short notice.”

He held my hand in his own.

“If we get a permit for a baby, we’ll move up.”  He looked at me shyly.

“Or not.”  I smiled, gazing on the truck.  Tom didn’t know I’d failed the genetic test.    Based on a small chance of Down Syndrome and/or addiction in future offspring, I’d never get approved.

“That’s okay, either way.  You are what matters to me.”  He smiled.

“I have to tell you something…”

“No, no explaining needed.”  He took my other hand and kissed me.  What a magical day.

On a tree, not far from our truck “room,” Tom carved our initials.  TC + LP, married May 12, 2062.

 

**Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers (FFfAW) is hosted by Priceless Joy and provides a prompt photo each Tuesday to be used as a base to your story. Linking for this challenge begins on Tuesday and runs to the following Monday evening.

The story word limit is 100 – 150 words (+ – 25 words). Visit other flash fiction stories and/or enter yours at http://flashfictionforaspiringwriters.wordpress.com/2017/02/06/fffaw-challenge-week-of-february-7-2017/