Today the marvelous maven of Friday Fictioneers tempted us with a majestic photo of scenic waterfalls by David Stewart. What one-hundred-word (or fewer) story does it inspire you to tell us?
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Genre: Romantic Fiction
Title: The Big White Lie
My fiancé and I hiked into the forest and up to the beautiful, dramatic waterfall scene.
She said, “Look how beautiful, Bill—proof that God exists.”
I took a deep breath. “Yes, Babe. It’s a wonderful gift of nature. No poem would be enough. Thanks for bringing me here.”
“Bill, I’m not sure about us marrying.”
“Why? Because I’m atheist? You want me to lie?”
She said, “Yes. Or at least don’t tell anyone. It’s embarrassing.”
I kissed her cheek. “I’ll think it over, Love.”
She looked puzzled. We left.
Her parents still think I’m a dad-burn heathen Yankee Catholic.
Look both ways as you decide what is most important and to whom.
Mind the gaps around the falls and in concerns of the heart.