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The Wedding Curse

June 30, 2021
By FirstSteps5000 SILVER, Bethesda, Maryland
FirstSteps5000 SILVER, Bethesda, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
"If you reach for the stars, you'll just get the stars. Reach for the heavens and you get the stars thrown in." - unknown
"These aren't just stories,"... …"They're whole kingdoms. They're worlds. They're perspectives and opinions you can't offer, from lives you haven't lived." - The Isle of the Lost
"When someone does something hurtful, they have to admit it... [t]hen they have to be punished for it. And maybe then, if they apologize and change, maybe -maybe- *then* they get forgiven." - The One and Only Bob


Carolyn looked up from the remnants of her birthday cake. 

"Carl? The party's over, what are you still doing here?"

He blushed slightly, then held out his hand again.

"I wanted to give you your gift in private." He gave her a little drawstring bag. Carolyn glanced at him, and opened it. She slowly pulled apart the top, then turned it upside down. An engagement ring fell into her palm. She gasped.


He got down onto one knee. "Carolyn, I love you so much. I want to spend the rest of my life with you. Will you marry me?" 

"Carolyn, will you marry me?"

"Oh yes John!"

Carolyn's eyes watered. "Carl.. I love you so much! But no. I won't marry you." 

His face fell. "What? Why?"

"We are gathered here today..."

Carolyn brushed his cheek and leaned in for a kiss. When they broke apart she whispered her answer. "I can't lose you too."

" mourn the loss of John..."

"You won't lose me, I promise!" 

"...of Henry..."

"I will! Everyone I marry dies!" 

"...of Luke..."

Carl rubbed her back. "I know your past husband died, but that doesn't mean I will. I understand though. If you want to wait, or never get married at all, I'll be happy with being boyfriend and girlfriend" This time, he kissed her.

"...of Jerome..." 

"Thank you Carl! I'm happy with what we have too. I want to spend the rest of my life with you, just not as husband and wife."

"...beloved husband and described by all close to him as the best person they ever knew. Though he is gone, Carl Hemsworth will not be forgotten."

The author's comments:

This is my first flash fiction piece I've ever written at 277 words. I hope all you readers enjoy!

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on Jul. 20 2021 at 11:18 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
200 articles 23 photos 1053 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

yikes thats a curse. nice story telling style.