Keeping Her Warm

December 20, 2017 at 10:03 am 39 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 22 December 2017

Björn Rudberg

Photo Credit: Björn Rudberg
 
“Isn’t it pretty?” The salesman said as Emily tried the ring on her finger.

“It’s one of a kind, too.”

Nathan thought it would be a nice Christmas present. But times were hard. As a struggling writer, he could barely pay the rent.

He ended up giving her a knitted hat.

“It’s lovely,” Emily said when she opened the box. “It’ll come in handy in the snow.”

“I wish I could have bought you the ring instead,” Nathan said, still feeling sorry for himself.

“Enough of the drama,” Emily said. “Bebe, what’s important is you keeping me warm this winter.”

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  • 1. James  |  December 20, 2017 at 11:40 am

    I suppose body heat would be good for that. Just a thought.

    Reply
    • 2. plaridel  |  December 20, 2017 at 1:25 pm

      james:

      you’re very perceptive. that’s exactly what i was implying. 🙂

      Reply
  • 3. Jelli  |  December 20, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    What’s truly important. A good moral here.

    Reply
    • 4. plaridel  |  December 20, 2017 at 1:25 pm

      jelli:

      i appreciate the comment very much. thank you.

      Reply
  • 5. Dale  |  December 20, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    She knows what’s really important! He should feel no shame.

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    • 6. plaridel  |  December 20, 2017 at 1:26 pm

      dale:

      he’s very lucky to have her, indeed.

      Reply
  • 7. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)  |  December 20, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    I think a hat is better than a ring in cold winter…

    Reply
    • 8. plaridel  |  December 20, 2017 at 1:24 pm

      björn:

      i totally agree.

      Reply
  • 9. Alicia Jamtaas  |  December 20, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    Oh, that last line made me smile. I like your Emily very much.

    Reply
    • 10. plaridel  |  December 20, 2017 at 6:05 pm

      alicia:

      i’m glad you liked it. thank you. 🙂

      Reply
  • 11. rochellewisoff  |  December 20, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    Dear Plaridel,

    She sounds like a keeper. It’s not about how much he can buy for her. Good one.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

    Reply
    • 12. plaridel  |  December 20, 2017 at 6:06 pm

      rochelle:

      she’s a keeper, indeed. 🙂

      Reply
  • 13. Iain Kelly  |  December 20, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    I like her practical reasoning over romantic trinkets.

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    • 14. plaridel  |  December 20, 2017 at 6:08 pm

      iain:

      i think she understands his situation very well. he’s such a lucky guy.

      Reply
  • 15. anuragbakhshi  |  December 20, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    Now that’s what you call true love!

    Reply
    • 16. plaridel  |  December 21, 2017 at 8:57 am

      anurag:

      in any language, i say yes. 🙂

      Reply
  • 17. Moon  |  December 20, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    Such a sweet girl, Emily.
    A beautiful love story, Plaridel.

    Reply
    • 18. plaridel  |  December 21, 2017 at 8:57 am

      moon:

      hopefully, it’s not too cheesy.

      Reply
      • 19. Moon  |  December 22, 2017 at 6:00 am

        Heart-warming, would be my word for your story. 🙂

        Reply
        • 20. plaridel  |  December 22, 2017 at 7:06 pm

          moon:

          you’re very kind. 🙂

          Reply
  • 21. Sandra  |  December 21, 2017 at 1:34 am

    She’s a keeper!

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    • 22. plaridel  |  December 21, 2017 at 8:57 am

      sandra:

      may her tribe increase. 🙂

      Reply
  • 23. Keith's Ramblings  |  December 21, 2017 at 2:16 am

    A heartwarming – and Emily warming tale! Nice one.

    Click to read my FriFic!

    Reply
    • 24. plaridel  |  December 21, 2017 at 8:56 am

      keith:

      i’m glad you liked it. much appreciated.

      Reply
  • 25. draliman  |  December 21, 2017 at 4:58 am

    A sweet Christmas tale, showing us what’s really important 🙂

    Reply
    • 26. plaridel  |  December 21, 2017 at 8:56 am

      draliman:

      thank you for reading as usual. happy holidays.

      Reply
  • 27. granonine  |  December 21, 2017 at 10:07 am

    He’d better hang on to her. She’s a keeper.

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    • 28. plaridel  |  December 22, 2017 at 7:07 pm

      linda:

      you becha! 🙂

      Reply
  • 29. rgayer55  |  December 22, 2017 at 4:59 am

    What’s she thinking by hooking up with a writer? They don’t call them starving artists for nothing. 🙂
    Beautifully written, Plaridel.

    Reply
    • 30. plaridel  |  December 22, 2017 at 7:07 pm

      russell:

      i think it’s what they call love. 🙂

      Reply
  • 31. michaelwynnauthor  |  December 24, 2017 at 2:00 am

    Nice tale for Christmas. Have a good one, best wishes to you and yours

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    • 32. plaridel  |  December 25, 2017 at 9:12 am

      mick:

      thank you for reading. happy holidays to you and your family. 🙂

      Reply
  • 33. patriciaruthsusan  |  December 25, 2017 at 5:00 am

    A lovely story, Plaridel. It makes perfect sense. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2018. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    • 34. plaridel  |  December 25, 2017 at 9:12 am

      suzanne:

      i’m glad you liked it. happy holidays to you and your family. 🙂

      Reply
  • 36. Dawn M. Miller  |  December 25, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    That Emily is a keeper!

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    • 37. plaridel  |  December 27, 2017 at 10:53 am

      dawn:

      yes, she is. 🙂

      Reply
  • 38. Sarah Ann  |  December 26, 2017 at 5:42 am

    Beautiful. Emily will reap the rewards when Nathan is a successful writer.

    Reply
    • 39. plaridel  |  December 27, 2017 at 10:53 am

      sarah ann:

      thank you. i’m glad you liked it. 🙂

      Reply

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