August 22: Flash Fiction Challenge – Olde Worlde, New Light

Charli’s Carrot Ranch Prompt this week:

August 22, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about old world charm. It can be nostalgic or irreverent. You can invent an “old world,” return to migrant roots or recall ancient times. Go where the prompt leads you!

Olde World, New Light

Jackie picked up the lantern and held it up against the shop light.

It was exquisite, the intricacy of the cast iron frame, twisted into patterns.

“That would look amazing, hanging outside our front door, wouldn’t it, Dave?” She turned to her husband, who stood impatiently, tapping foot, waiting for her to make a decision so they could leave. He had a beer at home with his name on it.

“It has such an olde worlde charm. Yes,” she smiled as she clasped it to her chest. “This is the one. Let’s go and pay.”

“Thank God,” mumbled Dave.

37 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. Norah
    Aug 27, 2019 @ 12:18:05

    She gets the piece. He gets his beer. Everyone is happy. Great scene.

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  3. Charli Mills
    Aug 25, 2019 @ 03:41:29

    You make this scene pop with details and understated tension — the shopping partner and the long-suffering spouse.

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  4. H.R.R. Gorman
    Aug 24, 2019 @ 14:38:29

    “Thank God,” mumbled Dave.

    This line made me chuckle.

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  5. floridaborne
    Aug 23, 2019 @ 21:57:47

    Typical guy. 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

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  6. Jim Borden
    Aug 23, 2019 @ 20:49:22

    I guess Dave is not impressed with olde-world charm! Nicely done.

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  7. Erika Kind
    Aug 23, 2019 @ 20:39:07

    At least, he the beer hasn’t gone anywhere meanwhile… lol!

    Liked by 4 people

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  8. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Aug 23, 2019 @ 19:04:19

    I’ll take one of those lanterns!

    Liked by 3 people

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  9. Jacquie Biggar
    Aug 23, 2019 @ 18:27:45

    Lol, and THAT’s why I never take my husband shopping!

    Liked by 4 people

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  10. John W. Howell
    Aug 23, 2019 @ 17:22:29

    Oh, Dave. You have to smell the roses.(Not the hops)

    Liked by 4 people

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  11. willowdot21
    Aug 23, 2019 @ 17:16:35

    🥴😀💜

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