1 May 2020

Published April 29, 2020 by rochellewisoff

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The next photo is the PROMPT. Remember, all photos are property of the photographer, donated for use in Friday Fictioneers only. They shouldn’t be used for any other purpose without express permission. It is proper etiquette to give the contributor credit.

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

Genre: Romance

Word Count: 100

JILTED AND SCORNED

The four-tiered cake, a culinary masterpiece dripping with elegant flowers graced the table—untouched.

Gretchen stared out the window. “It’s not supposed to be like this.”

What happened to Jared? Why would he abandon her?

Outside a man banged on the door. Dripping hair hung in his dirty face.

Perfect ending to a perfectly horrid day. Damned vagrant.

“Go away!” She hollered.

“Gretchen, please.”

Her stomach flipflopped. He stumbled through the doorway, spattering her Gucci gown.  

“Engine blew—” he sputtered between muddy kisses “—nearly drowned—hiked from—Good God, I love you.”

“Shut up and marry me now.”

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Thanks to Dale for permission to render her beautiful photo. Prints and note cards available. 😉

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Not four tiered but one of my favorite cakes from my decorating days.

 

89 comments on “1 May 2020

  • Dear Rochelle,

    I love how you misdirect us by giving us a happy ending after leading us to believe she’d been stood up at the altar. Wonderfully done!

    Shalom and lotsa forever after love,

    Dale

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    • Dear Nobbin,

      I hadn’t thought about wedding pictures, but I’m sure they would be priceless. 😀 Thank you for your encouraging comments and compliments.

      It’s my blog page where better to share..other things. 😉

      Shalom,

      Rochelle

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    • Dear Liz,

      They did indeed have their cake and a lotta memories. As for me, In five years I’ve decorated twice…rose cupcakes for my son’s wedding and a cake for my sister-in-law’s 70th birthday a couple of years ago.

      Shalom,

      Rochelle

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    • Dear Sandra,

      The pictured cake is one of my favourites that I decorated in all my years working in the bakery. Mainly because of the story behind it. A happy ending just seemed to be in order. 😀 Thank you re my story and my painting.

      Shalom,

      Rochelle

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  • Then, the dad sees him for the first time and says, “I was right. He IS a bum.” A scene from That Girl where Ann’s dad, Lew, meets Donald for the first time — all covered in mud with one contact missing. Fun story!

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  • MUCH better late than never! Such a whirlwind of emotions in such a short piece. Love the fact that both the cake and his hair were dripping, the former with elegant flowers and the latter with cold, muddy water.

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