And They Lived Happily Ever After

Photo (c) Janet Webb

And they lived happily ever after

Words 97

“How’s the girl?” They gheraoed him upon his return from the ‘date’, “Should we say yes?”

“She can’t read. And she sneezes a lot.”


“She’s weird. She insisted I order. Then she cancelled half the items.”

“Ah the thrifty kinds.”

“I’m starving! A wasted candlelight dinner.” He grumbled.


“How’s the boy?” She too was grilled.

“I’m starving.”

“Didn’t you eat?”

“I couldn’t! They are very poor.”


“The restaurant didn’t have any electricity; only funny smelling candles which made me sneeze.”

“Did you like the boy?”

“You should’ve let me wear my specs. It was impossible to see anything.”


Written for the Friday Fictioneers – a story in 100 words or less. Thanks to Rochelle for hosting and Janet Webb for the photo prompt. To read the other stories inspired by this prompt click here.

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57 thoughts on “And They Lived Happily Ever After”

      1. Phew 😀 But Google is very forthcoming – spend time making minor adjustments to one’s appearance. I have been trying to link it your statement for quite sometime now 😀


  1. Its so beautifully written keeping in mind the Indian culture of “arranged”relationships, so aptly written though that the tragedy is the “specs”are missing, well written…could hear the background music though …….

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  2. Hahahaha!
    A wonderful portrayal of arranged relationships in our society . Terrific use of humor – how he thought she always sneezed versus her real reasons was a brilliant example of repercussion of an arranged date, such as this .

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  3. Two stories for the price of one, and in less than 100 words! Wow! Great fun, and very human. First dates can be like that, and I expect we all have our own stories… I can’t help hoping that this couple stay together, though. They’ll learn such a lot from each other!
    Well written, Dahlia!

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  4. I agree this was wonderful. I really like the idea of seeing the same thing from two perspectives. It is almost a tragedy in that that didn’t get to really see each other.

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  5. This was too funny. And I learned a new word, too. My dictionary refused to tell me what it meant, but google is my friend. Great dialogue. I hope they meet again, with specs, without candles, and with a lot of laughter.

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