Granny’s Love Story

November 10, 2021 at 9:37 am 51 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 12 November 2021

Ted Strutz
Photo Credit: Ted Strutz

 
When Alberto came to say goodbye, Victoria didn’t say a word. He would have stayed if she told him to, but she was afraid he’d ask her to marry him and she wasn’t ready.

And so Alberto left and went to sea in an oil tanker ship.

It took many, many years before he came back.

By then, he was no longer the same person and neither was she. Still, the love between them remained.

“You look old,” Victoria said when she saw him.

“Look who’s talking,” Alberto replied in jest.


They would soon get married and lived happily thereafter.

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51 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Iain Kelly  |  November 10, 2021 at 10:26 am

    A sweet story.

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    • 2. plaridel  |  November 10, 2021 at 10:51 am

      iain:

      thank you.

      Reply
  • 3. neilmacdon  |  November 10, 2021 at 12:15 pm

    Awww

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    • 4. plaridel  |  November 10, 2021 at 9:53 pm

      neil:

      hopefully, it wasn’t too cheesy. 🙂

      Reply
  • 5. michael1148humphris  |  November 10, 2021 at 12:22 pm

    Age does not matter if you are in love, they will have lots to talk about.

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    • 6. plaridel  |  November 10, 2021 at 9:53 pm

      michael:

      i totally agree.

      Reply
  • 7. dorahak  |  November 10, 2021 at 6:07 pm

    *smiling* Now this is a story to warm the heart!
    pax,
    dora

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    • 8. plaridel  |  November 10, 2021 at 9:52 pm

      dora:

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

      Reply
  • 9. James McEwan  |  November 11, 2021 at 1:24 am

    Underneath their fears their love held on and patience won in the end. A compassionate story with a satisfactory ending.

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    • 10. plaridel  |  November 11, 2021 at 1:26 pm

      james:

      you’re very kind. thank you.

      Reply
  • 11. draliman  |  November 11, 2021 at 5:57 am

    They got there in the end!

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    • 12. plaridel  |  November 11, 2021 at 1:26 pm

      draliman:

      yes they did. 🙂

      Reply
  • 13. GHLearner  |  November 11, 2021 at 8:07 am

    Oh, very sweet (not cheesy). They did the right thing, grew up and now know what they want.

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    • 14. plaridel  |  November 11, 2021 at 1:25 pm

      gabi:

      thank goodness, i didn’t go overboard. 🙂

      Reply
      • 15. GHLearner  |  November 11, 2021 at 1:47 pm

        With the sweetness, or ist it a true story?

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        • 16. plaridel  |  November 11, 2021 at 8:26 pm

          gabi:

          partially inspired by my maternal grandparents. 🙂

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          • 17. GHLearner  |  November 12, 2021 at 1:29 pm

            Oh, what a lovely story that makes. 🙂

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            • 18. plaridel  |  November 13, 2021 at 8:17 pm

              gabi:

              the unfictionalized story was more interesting. 🙂

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              • 19. GHLearner  |  November 15, 2021 at 6:04 am

                Do you write it down? I forgot so many of the stories my parents and grandparents told me. But back then I was a teen, and… now they’re gone.

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                • 20. plaridel  |  November 15, 2021 at 11:48 am

                  gabi:

                  i wish i know how to start. one story that i remember was when my grandfather was in a ship struggling to stay afloat in a stormy sea. he said with a chuckle that armed with a knife he commandered a lifeboat and threatened anybody not to say too close. fortunately, the ship survived the storm.

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                  • 21. GHLearner  |  November 15, 2021 at 11:54 am

                    You’re a writer. You could fictionalize it.

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                    • 22. plaridel  |  November 17, 2021 at 10:00 am

                      gabi:

                      maybe someday i can write something like ray bradbury’s dandelion wine. 🙂

  • 23. Keith's Ramblings  |  November 11, 2021 at 9:33 am

    Clearly, they were meant for each other, but it took him years to realise it!

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    • 24. plaridel  |  November 11, 2021 at 1:25 pm

      keith:

      it was written in the stars.

      Reply
  • 25. Dale  |  November 11, 2021 at 6:36 pm

    When it’s meant to be, it’s meant to be! Sweet story.

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    • 26. plaridel  |  November 11, 2021 at 8:27 pm

      dale:

      i couldn’t agree more. 🙂

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      • 27. Dale  |  November 12, 2021 at 5:15 am

        🙂

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  • 28. rochellewisoff  |  November 12, 2021 at 4:13 am

    Dear Plaridel,

    Touching story. I’m glad the love was still there.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

    PS It would be better English to say “He was no longer the same person and NIETHER was she. Doesn’t change the word count but is a better way of saying it.Your call, of course. 😉

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    • 29. plaridel  |  November 12, 2021 at 12:10 pm

      rochelle:

      corrected as suggested. thanks again for watching my back. deeply appreciated. 🙂

      Reply
  • 30. Michael B. Fishman  |  November 12, 2021 at 7:54 am

    Nothing beats two people living happily ever after. Nice!

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    • 31. plaridel  |  November 12, 2021 at 12:07 pm

      michael:

      thank you for reading and commenting. much appreciated.

      Reply
  • 32. Na'ama Yehuda  |  November 12, 2021 at 9:42 am

    Older may mean wiser … 🙂

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    • 33. plaridel  |  November 12, 2021 at 12:07 pm

      na’ama:

      always a possibility. 🙂

      Reply
  • 36. Mason Bushell  |  November 12, 2021 at 9:45 am

    Aww, sweet story. A break is sometimes the spark a relationship needs.

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    • 37. plaridel  |  November 12, 2021 at 12:06 pm

      mason:

      in this case, glad it worked for them.

      Reply
  • 40. pennygadd51  |  November 13, 2021 at 8:36 am

    As this story was about your grandparents, I guess they didn’t leave marriage too late to have children! Lovely, upbeat finish.

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    • 41. plaridel  |  November 13, 2021 at 8:17 pm

      penny:

      in reality, they married young. i came up with the story based on the fact that my grandfather would leave home for years on end. still, my grandmother was able to put up with his vagabond tendencies. 🙂

      Reply
  • 42. Bill  |  November 14, 2021 at 3:27 am

    A lovely little, yet somewhat sad, story. Nice touch.

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    • 43. plaridel  |  November 15, 2021 at 11:49 am

      bill:

      i appreciate you kind comment. thank you.

      Reply
  • 44. Woman walking Max  |  November 14, 2021 at 11:18 am

    What a charming story, They sound well suited, and very patient. Nicely done.

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    • 45. plaridel  |  November 15, 2021 at 11:49 am

      francine:

      like they say, all’s well that ends well. 🙂

      Reply
  • 46. granonine  |  November 14, 2021 at 5:13 pm

    I don’t know. If the first thing I guy could say to me after several years was “You look old”. I think I’d just want to smack him 🙂

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    • 47. plaridel  |  November 15, 2021 at 11:49 am

      linda:

      he must just be kidding like my grandfather. 🙂

      Reply
  • 48. ponzoblogs  |  November 25, 2021 at 5:27 am

    Sadly because covid I cant do my hobby 😦

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    • 49. plaridel  |  November 25, 2021 at 10:26 pm

      thomas:

      thanks for stopping by. much appreciated. 🙂

      Reply
      • 50. ponzoblogs  |  November 26, 2021 at 2:34 am

        You can read all about my hobby in my latest blogpost

        Reply
        • 51. plaridel  |  November 26, 2021 at 11:09 am

          thomas:

          great! i’ll stop by later. 🙂

          Reply

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