Writing Prompt – September 20th 2015


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Beth looked at the little boy standing in front of her with his hands behind his back. He asked if she was Beth. She replied yes. He got down on his one knee and said, “This is for you, Miss.”

“Why are you giving me a flower on one knee?”

He pointed over to the gazebo. He said, “Please give this to Beth, the girl I love most in this world,” and pointed at you.

“Well please go tell William that I accept.”

He scooted to the gazebo, there was a swift exchange of money and the boy took off.

William strolled over to where Beth waited and before he could say a word, Beth shouted, “Yes, I will marry you!”

William’s smile faltered and he said, “What?”

“It wasn’t very romantic, but didn’t you send that little boy over to propose to me?”

“Uh, hm, uh no, Beth. I just wanted him to surprise you with the flower. I told you before I didn’t want to get married.”

Beth threw the flower on the ground, ground it into the dirt with her shoe and then slapped him across the face and left.



Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

About Tessa

My name is Tessa Dean and I am an author and blogger. My writing styles vary and I love writing using prompts. I am also writing my first book, a Memoir entitled "Government Property - A Memoir of a Military Wife".  This is being published on the blog rather than the traditional way. I am putting up chapters as I go along. I keep my blog filled with useful content, stories, and poems. Plenty to keep you busy. I have also been interviewed by blogs and had other posts published on many different blogs. I also wrote a series of articles on Bipolar Disorder for IBPF (International Bipolar Foundation). I am in my 60’s and disabled which allows me plenty of time to write to my heart’s content. I live in southern New Jersey and have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. My oldest grandchild is a Sargent in the United States Marine Corps.
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15 Responses to Writing Prompt – September 20th 2015

  1. Joy Pixley says:

    Uh-oh, that romantic gesture sure got lost in the translation! I feel bad for both of them, being on such a different wavelength from the person you love. Although it sounds like they won’t have to worry about that for long….


  2. misskzebra says:

    Oh dear, I think Beth was being a bit presumptuous!
    I think a few commas here or there would help the flow of your story.

    Ahhh, love gone wrong.


  3. Dave says:

    Leaping to conclusions, Beth…

    Liked by 1 person

  4. I don’t think love bloomed…

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Susan Langer says:

    She definitely has relationship issues. LOL 🙂


  6. Ouch! Think things would have gone badly if they had got married. Good story Tessa

    Liked by 1 person

  7. rogershipp says:

    Whoops! Every action has an opposite but equal reaction? Well written.


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