The Secret

June 15, 2016 at 9:50 am 41 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 17 June 2016

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It was their wedding anniversary. Bad weather prevented the young couple from going out, so they just stayed home.

When they first met, Tom looked so ordinary. He didn’t even have a car. Still, he won Emily’s heart. Haha, it was his ability to make her laugh and go back in time that did the trick or so she said.

He’d take her wherever the mood struck her. Oftentimes, it’d be Hollywood during the golden years.

“What’s your pleasure tonight, dear?” he asked.

“How about Morocco in the 40s?”

Ever a doting husband, Tom picked Casablanca from his movie collection.

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41 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Anita  |  June 15, 2016 at 10:20 am

    A romantic movie to celebrate the anniversary πŸ™‚

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    • 2. plaridel  |  June 15, 2016 at 1:54 pm

      anita:

      what a great movie. can watch it time and time again. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 3. Ann GrubbsnCritters  |  June 15, 2016 at 11:50 am

    Lol! I’ve got the Casablanca song in my head now for some reason. 😜

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    • 4. plaridel  |  June 15, 2016 at 1:54 pm

      ann:

      i don’t blame you. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 5. BjΓΆrn Rudberg (brudberg)  |  June 15, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    What a wonderful aspect of time travel… love it.

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    • 6. plaridel  |  June 15, 2016 at 1:53 pm

      bjΓΆrn:

      thank you. glad you didn’t find it to sappy. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 7. creatingahome  |  June 15, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    Lovely … I would love to travel back in time.

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    • 8. plaridel  |  June 15, 2016 at 1:53 pm

      creatingahome:

      me, too. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 9. ansumani  |  June 15, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    Sweet story. Nicely done.

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    • 10. plaridel  |  June 16, 2016 at 9:40 am

      ansumani:

      it’s very generous of you. thank you.

      Reply
  • 11. Perry Block (@PerryBlock)  |  June 15, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    Hell, I’d marry Tom if he could do that!

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    • 12. plaridel  |  June 16, 2016 at 9:40 am

      perry:

      sorry, but i’m afraid he’s already taken. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 13. Keith's Ramblings  |  June 16, 2016 at 1:02 am

    Play it Tom. Play ‘As Time Goes By.’

    My 100 words!

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    • 14. plaridel  |  June 16, 2016 at 9:40 am

      keith:

      that’ll do it. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 15. FabricatingFiction  |  June 16, 2016 at 3:23 am

    Oh this is so sweet! Great idea.

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    • 16. plaridel  |  June 16, 2016 at 9:39 am

      louise:

      not too sweet, i hope. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 19. draliman  |  June 16, 2016 at 3:30 am

    I’m glad Emily was able to see past his lack of car πŸ™‚

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    • 20. plaridel  |  June 16, 2016 at 9:39 am

      draliman:

      he’s a lucky guy. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 21. jwdwrites  |  June 16, 2016 at 11:41 pm

    And that last line will teach me for taking things literally. Good story πŸ˜€

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    • 22. plaridel  |  June 17, 2016 at 9:40 am

      jwdwrites:

      gotcha! πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 23. rgayer55  |  June 17, 2016 at 3:43 am

    Ordinary looking people need love too. What a sweet, romantic story.

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    • 24. plaridel  |  June 17, 2016 at 9:40 am

      russell:

      i agree. and ordinary people can be gorgeous, too, in their own way.

      Reply
  • 25. wmqcolby  |  June 17, 2016 at 3:55 am

    Neat, Plaridel. A sort of “time traveling” theme through movie night at home. Nice.

    You got me with Casablanca. One of the all-time greats.

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    • 26. plaridel  |  June 17, 2016 at 9:39 am

      kent:

      thanks to movies like casablanca, we can go back in time again and again. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 27. gahlearner  |  June 17, 2016 at 7:38 am

    Ah, very sweet but not sappy. The guy knows how to make his wife happy, and she sees the gold in him. Beautiful.

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    • 28. plaridel  |  June 17, 2016 at 9:39 am

      gahlearner:

      he’d do everything for her including diving on the piano if that would make her happy. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 29. Sandra  |  June 17, 2016 at 11:31 pm

    Nice twist!

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    • 30. plaridel  |  June 18, 2016 at 6:41 pm

      sandra:

      thank you.

      Reply
  • 31. lingeringvisions by Dawn  |  June 18, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    Sweet twist πŸ™‚

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    • 32. plaridel  |  June 20, 2016 at 10:44 pm

      dawn:

      thank you. glad it worked. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 33. Dreamer of Dreams  |  June 19, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    Lovely! “You must remember this …”

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    • 34. plaridel  |  June 20, 2016 at 10:43 pm

      vijaya:

      ah, you must have seen the movie. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 35. rochellewisoff  |  June 20, 2016 at 5:07 am

    Dear Plaridel,

    You’ve hit on one of my favorite modes of time travel. Very sweet story.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • 36. plaridel  |  June 20, 2016 at 10:43 pm

      rochelle:

      aren’t we all? i’m glad you liked the story of these time travelers. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 37. Margaret  |  June 20, 2016 at 5:43 am

    They’re a perfect couple. Emily chose well. Lovely story – well told.

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    • 38. plaridel  |  June 20, 2016 at 10:43 pm

      margaret:

      you bet, they are. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 39. patriciaruthsusan  |  June 21, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    For a while, I thought Tom had supernatural abilities for time travel, but it’s his collection of old movies. Like Emily and Tom, I also like old movies from the thirties and forties. It does feel a bit like you’re going back in time. Well done, Plaridel. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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    • 40. plaridel  |  June 21, 2016 at 11:13 pm

      suzanne:

      i like those old black and white movies, too. πŸ™‚

      Reply

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