Beating the Odds

August 14, 2019 at 9:21 am 44 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 16 August 2019

Jan Wayne Fields
Photo Credit: Jan Wayne Fields

 
Ten years ago, Laura thought of finding her prince in Eric.

Her close friends begged to disagree. They regarded him as a player who used his good looks and charm to get his way with women.

Still, Laura saw something good in him. Against their advice, she took a leap of faith and decided to marry Eric thinking she could change him.

She was glad to follow her heart. Eric beat the odds and proved to be a great husband and father to their two kids.

If only he knew how fix a broken gazebo, it would have been perfect.

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44 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Iain Kelly  |  August 14, 2019 at 9:42 am

    If that’s his main fault, she’s done the right thing! πŸ™‚

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    • 2. plaridel  |  August 14, 2019 at 10:51 pm

      ian:

      for sure, he isn’t the handyman type. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 3. Susan A Eames  |  August 14, 2019 at 11:22 am

    Ha ha – loved that last line!

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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    • 4. plaridel  |  August 14, 2019 at 10:53 pm

      susan:

      i appreciate your comment very much. thank you. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 5. rochellewisoff  |  August 14, 2019 at 12:12 pm

    Dear Plaridel,

    If that’s his one and only flaw, she can find someone to fix the gazebo. πŸ˜‰

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • 6. plaridel  |  August 14, 2019 at 10:57 pm

      rochelle:

      nobody’s perfect. anyway, who wants to live with a saint? πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 7. anuragbakhshi  |  August 14, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    Ha ha ha, I’m sure she can live with that!

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    • 8. plaridel  |  August 14, 2019 at 11:00 pm

      anurag:

      after living with him for 10 years? for that, i’m certain. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 9. Keith's Ramblings  |  August 15, 2019 at 5:01 am

    If that’s all he can’t do I recon they’ll be okay!

    My story – Gail’s Gazebo!

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    • 10. plaridel  |  August 15, 2019 at 11:26 pm

      keith:

      i’m sure there are more in her list, but she can live with it for now. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 11. Dale  |  August 15, 2019 at 5:54 am

    She was so lucky her leap of faith worked!

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    • 12. plaridel  |  August 15, 2019 at 11:26 pm

      dale:

      so far, so good. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 13. draliman  |  August 15, 2019 at 11:12 am

    I guess everybody has their weak spots. I’m glad that, on the whole, it worked out for her, though πŸ™‚

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    • 14. plaridel  |  August 15, 2019 at 11:26 pm

      draliman:

      good point. after all, we’re only human. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 15. BjΓΆrn Rudberg (brudberg)  |  August 15, 2019 at 12:39 pm

    Broken gazebo is better than a broken marriage.

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    • 16. plaridel  |  August 15, 2019 at 11:26 pm

      bjΓΆrn:

      i totally agree. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 17. Mike  |  August 15, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    Forget the “gazebo”. He is perfect for her.

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    • 18. plaridel  |  August 15, 2019 at 11:25 pm

      mike:

      yes, he’s perfect for her and vice versa. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 19. James McEwan  |  August 16, 2019 at 12:11 am

    A man who can’t fix the gazebo, what will the neighbours think?

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    • 20. plaridel  |  August 17, 2019 at 8:12 am

      james:

      perhaps he should ask them for help. πŸ™‚

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      • 21. James McEwan  |  August 17, 2019 at 11:39 am

        Oh to be so humble, yes he should ask them for help and I am sure they would be willing to.

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        • 22. plaridel  |  August 19, 2019 at 12:11 pm

          james:

          yes, all he has to do is ask. πŸ™‚

          Reply
  • 23. Brenda's Thoughts  |  August 16, 2019 at 1:45 am

    So glad Eric beat the odds. It doesn’t happen very often. Nice ending!

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    • 24. plaridel  |  August 17, 2019 at 8:12 am

      brenda:

      yes, he did. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 25. Sandra  |  August 16, 2019 at 2:42 am

    It’s all about compromise.

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    • 26. plaridel  |  August 17, 2019 at 8:11 am

      sandra:

      i second the motion. πŸ™‚

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  • 27. msjadeli  |  August 16, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    Nothing’s perfect, nor should it, for more than a moment at a time. Good story, Plaridel.

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    • 28. plaridel  |  August 17, 2019 at 8:10 am

      msjadeli:

      thank you for reading as usual. much appreciated. πŸ™‚

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      • 29. msjadeli  |  August 17, 2019 at 9:56 am

        You are welcome, Plaridel πŸ™‚

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        • 30. plaridel  |  August 19, 2019 at 12:11 pm

          msjadeli:

          awesome! πŸ™‚

          Reply
  • 31. Tannille  |  August 16, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    Nobody’s perfect. He came close.

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    • 32. plaridel  |  August 17, 2019 at 8:09 am

      tannille:

      she’s indeed one of the lucky ones. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 33. Abhijit Ray  |  August 16, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    You don’t get everything in a partner. Everyone has a flaw or other. She should be happy that Eric is a good husband. Fixing a gazebo one can always learn.

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    • 34. plaridel  |  August 17, 2019 at 8:09 am

      abhijit:

      you’re absolutely right.

      Reply
  • 35. Liz Young  |  August 17, 2019 at 4:03 am

    A happy ending after all!

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    • 36. plaridel  |  August 17, 2019 at 8:09 am

      liz:

      i love happy ending if i can help it. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 37. granonine  |  August 17, 2019 at 9:41 am

    A broken gazebo is a small matter compared to the rest πŸ™‚

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    • 38. plaridel  |  August 19, 2019 at 12:11 pm

      linda:

      you’re absolutely right. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 39. patriciaruthsusan  |  August 18, 2019 at 5:21 am

    I love a happy ending. In this case, she was right in following her instincts, Plaridel. Forget the gazebo. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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    • 40. plaridel  |  August 19, 2019 at 12:10 pm

      suzanne:

      if he can’t follow the instructions, he should ask for help. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 41. Nan Falkner  |  August 18, 2019 at 4:22 pm

    Fix the the gazebo – Not all men are mechanically inclined! Mine can fix almost anything – I think?! cute story!

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    • 42. plaridel  |  August 19, 2019 at 12:09 pm

      nan:

      you’re very lucky. nice person to be around. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 43. lisarey1990  |  August 18, 2019 at 5:19 pm

    Great final line!

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    • 44. plaridel  |  August 19, 2019 at 12:07 pm

      lisarey:

      i’m glad you thought so. thank you. πŸ™‚

      Reply

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