The Marriage Proposal

October 14, 2015 at 10:33 am 37 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 16 October 2015

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
Photo Credit: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

The long-time friends were on the parking park thinking about the future that lay ahead.

For Kevin, the words didn’t come easily.

He looked into his companion’s eyes and said, “Will you marry me?”

“Seriously, are you out of your mind?”

“Tell me,” Jeremy continued, “why do you want to marry me?”

“Because I know you and me are meant to be together.”

“You must have a better reason than that.”

“Shucks!” Kevin sounded exasperated. “I never thought it would be this hard.”

“All it takes is practice. Emily must be convinced you’re for real.”

“Let’s start all over again.”


Did you notice the old InLinkz blue frog icon above? I found out it’s working again. I like it because it shows a running total of links.

Listed below is the script if you want to use it.

<!– start InLinkz script –>

<a rel=’nofollow’ href=""><img style="border:0px" src=""></a >

<!– end InLinkz script –>

Just replace the XXXXXX (in two places) with the ID code and copy and paste the updated script at the bottom of your story.

You can find the ID code by clicking the blue frog icon from Rochelle’s post. When the InLinkz page shows up, it will be in the address bar on the top. Please note that it changes every week.

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  • 1. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)  |  October 14, 2015 at 11:53 am

    I have a feeling it’s not easy to go out of the closet… and Emily might have an opinion in the matter too.

    • 2. plaridel  |  October 14, 2015 at 2:30 pm


      i never thought of that angle. it would have made the story more interesting. 🙂

  • 3. ceayr  |  October 14, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    Amusing piece, Plaridel.
    Motto is that practice makes perfect.

    • 4. plaridel  |  October 14, 2015 at 2:30 pm


      that’s exactly the point of the story. 🙂

  • 5. rochellewisoff  |  October 14, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    Dear Plaridel,

    Great little bait and switch piece. Very well done.



    • 6. plaridel  |  October 14, 2015 at 2:29 pm


      i thought i was being as straightforward as i could. 🙂

  • 7. ansumani  |  October 14, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    What else is Kevin practicing with Jeremy? Neat story.

    • 8. plaridel  |  October 14, 2015 at 5:50 pm


      i guess it’s better left to the reader’s imagination and religious belief. 🙂

  • 9.  |  October 14, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    Very romantic Plaridel, even though your readers wanted Jeremy and Kevin to get married. I like it.

    • 10. plaridel  |  October 14, 2015 at 5:49 pm


      that’s another angle i should have looked into. darn, i’m not that creative.

  • 13. aliciajamtaas  |  October 14, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    Oh, what a grand twist at the end. Love it!

    • 14. plaridel  |  October 14, 2015 at 8:40 pm


      thank you. the picture prompt made me do it. 🙂

  • 15. Dreamer of Dreams  |  October 14, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    Loved that twist at the end! Excellent hiding-deeper-in-the-closet story.

    • 16. plaridel  |  October 15, 2015 at 9:46 am


      i deeply appreciate your kind comment. thank you.

  • 17. Sandra  |  October 15, 2015 at 12:50 am

    They’ll get it right in the end. Of course, they might be married to each other by then…

    • 18. plaridel  |  October 15, 2015 at 9:45 am


      in my mind, i see a happy ending. kevin and emily would be getting married.

  • 19. micklively  |  October 15, 2015 at 3:03 am

    I’ve been married three times but never had a proposal rehearsal. Maybe that’s where I’m going wrong?

    • 20. plaridel  |  October 15, 2015 at 9:45 am


      i guess not. i’ve heard that all relationships are complicated and required a lot of effort to make it work.

      • 21. micklively  |  October 15, 2015 at 10:50 pm

        So true. But worth the effort when you get it right.

        • 22. plaridel  |  October 16, 2015 at 1:01 pm


          i’d say amen to that. 🙂

  • 23. The Writer's Village  |  October 15, 2015 at 8:16 am

    Great twist for us twisted mind readers.


    • 24. plaridel  |  October 15, 2015 at 9:44 am


      i didn’t mean to mislead. honest. 🙂

  • 25. k rawson  |  October 15, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    Oh you totally had me. Loved it!

    • 26. plaridel  |  October 15, 2015 at 6:47 pm


      i’m glad it worked. thank you. 🙂

  • 27. Dale  |  October 15, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    Hah! Love how you drew us in and then.. poof! You can practice all you want, when time to perform the official deed… it may all just go out the window!

    • 28. plaridel  |  October 15, 2015 at 6:48 pm


      i agree. it’s like shooting at a target. even though you practice a lot, it doesn’t mean you’d hit the bulls-eye. if anything, you’d be closer to it compared to if you haven’t practiced at all. 🙂

      • 29. Dale  |  October 15, 2015 at 6:50 pm

        True. I always write a speech beforehand, start to recite it, then put it aside and wing it!

        • 30. plaridel  |  October 16, 2015 at 1:01 pm


          i’d been to a public speaking club and that was what i was told, too. 🙂

  • 31. draliman  |  October 16, 2015 at 12:56 am

    Practice makes perfect! I was worried there for a minute by the response 🙂

    • 32. plaridel  |  October 16, 2015 at 1:01 pm


      the 100-word limit always makes me worry i won’t get the story right and confuse everyone. 🙂

  • 33. Suzanne Joshi  |  October 16, 2015 at 2:15 am

    Amusing piece, Plaridel. His friend’s nice to help him pracitce. I hope he finally gets it right with his girlfriend. Well done. 🙂 — Suzanne

    • 34. plaridel  |  October 16, 2015 at 1:01 pm


      what are friends for? for sure, he got it right. 🙂

  • 35. mjlstories  |  October 16, 2015 at 8:17 am

    Watched Pride and Prejudice ( the film with Keira Knightley) a couple of night ago and this scene’s in it! Don’t know if it’s in the book. Nice piece.

    • 36. plaridel  |  October 16, 2015 at 1:00 pm


      hmmm… that’s interesting. i’ll check the local library and see if i can borrow and watch it.

    • 37. plaridel  |  October 20, 2015 at 6:42 pm


      i watched pride and prejudice and i find keira knightley truly amazing. i’m now a fan. the proposal scenes were hilarious. 🙂


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