He was it. [flash fiction]

Ever since she was a little girl, she’d heard it proclaimed from every podium she’d ever been around: “this is what to look for in a man, and here’s the list of things to avoid”. Every pharaphrase eventually came to the same conclusion- “make sure he’s God-fearin’, and if he isn’t, stay as far away as you can”.

She’d been so sure she knew what she wanted, she could have never dreamed that just a smile from this scuffed up, kind- eyed, “worldly” man would have her questioning everything and leave her with only one answer- he was it.

Here’s the prompt I got from carrotranch.com:

December 10, 2020, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about something a character never dreamed would happen. The situation can be fortuitous, funny, or disappointing. Go where the prompt leads!

(Do it too if you feel so inclined!)


5 thoughts on “He was it. [flash fiction]

  1. Timothy Price says:

    I had a friend who had a way of choosing the wrong men. I warned her each time that the men she thought were sweet, caring, God-fearing men were not. She got mad at me and got into disastrous relationships, marriages, and divorces. She finally found a “scuffed up, kind-eyed, ‘worldly’ man” who was just what she needed. Happy to say, they are still married and she became a minister.

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