PHOTO PROMPT © Sandra Crook

“I hid a note in there.”

She blushed. “What’d it say?”

“Not telling. You’ll have to find it.”

“I’m not sticking my hand in there,” she said, arms crossed.

He snickered. “That’s ‘cause you’re chicken.”

“Am not!” Her heart beat so hard she was sure he’d hear. She’d have to prove him wrong. Lifting a bamboo shoot, she peeked inside.

A huge cockroach skittered out!

She dropped it and ran away screaming.

Thirty-seven years later, he said, “That note’s still there. Don’t you want to know what it said?”

She kissed him. “I believe I know. I love you, too.”

100 Words

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40 Responses to Faith

  1. neilmacdon says:

    That’s simple and tender

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  2. Iain Kelly says:

    Sweet is the word. Lovely little snippet showing a life together.

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  3. Love how it shows trust developed between them over the years.

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  4. pennygadd51 says:

    What a lovely story. As Fatima says, it shows how trust developed between them over the years – and it does so very gracefully.

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  5. Such a delightfully sweet tale of innocent love that has matured over the years.

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  6. jillyfunnell says:

    That is a real Ah moment at the end. Absolutely delightful, Jan.

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  7. 4963andypop says:

    Awww. Cupid with cockroaches. 😍

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  8. Dear Jan,

    I don’t like spiders and snakes and that ain’t what it takes to love me, you fool, you fool…I couldn’t help myself. 😉 Love the story. We both went for enduring love this week. ❤



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  9. michael1148humphris says:

    Lovely. You have reminded me that once I hid a word in a magic wand. Now I must just remember where I hid that wand.

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  10. ellenbest24 says:

    Perfect. Just petfect.

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  11. Ow, so sweet. So sweet. You can feel the love. Wonderful story, Jan, wonderful.

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  12. StuHN says:

    I think sweet is the word of the day. I like that instead of marring a tree, a hidden note can say so much.

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  13. Dale says:

    I won’t use sweet – coz it’s been done to death 😉 But I shall use, wonderful. A love story for sure. Though, I think I would have gotten him to retrieve said note, which must be compost by now!

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  14. Sometimes I think you just have to trust.. and also show a little bit of courage facing spiders and bugs.

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  15. subroto says:

    A heartwarming story about a lasting love (oh all right a sweet story). Beautifully done.


  16. Love the dialogue at the beginning. You really get that gawky, shy teen talk, alongside the adult love at the end. Well done.


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