Flash Fiction Friday: An Anniversary Surprise


Here’s my take on this week’s Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers prompt. As always, a lot of fun.

Amy’s face fell. 25 years of marriage, and he chose this? She liked Chinese Buffet now and then, a guilty pleasure, but not for their anniversary.

“Really?” she asked.

“Trust me,” Mark said. He had that knowing twinkle in his eye. She hated that twinkle. It could make her do just about anything he asked.

Mark held opened the door and swept a slight bow. Amy snorted. Oh, he was really turning it on. He probably realized she wanted an exotic experience. Not a buffet. Not tonight.

Amy stepped over the threshold, and grabbed Mark’s arm. “Oh, Mark,” she whispered.

Tables lined either wall, with two rows of tables that ran the middle of the room. Each curtained and separated just enough to provide privacy. A hostess stood waiting for them. No buffet was in sight.

“We’ve been expecting you,” The hostess said. “Come with me.”

“Surprised?” Mark asked as they walked to their private table.

“Oh, you just wait. I’ll show you a surprise,” Amy smirked.


167! Can you believe it, I’m below 170. It’s been a long time since I’ve done that. 🙂 Now, the question is if the story still makes sense, or is interesting at all. Ah well. A little romance this time around – not a genre I typically get into. Probably shows. 😛

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3 thoughts on “Flash Fiction Friday: An Anniversary Surprise

  1. the look on her face must have been priceless to him. It’s hard to really surprise some one especially after 25 years together – loved this story – had me smiling from the start. Like little tickles down my side.


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