This is my entry for Friday Fictioneers, led as always by the inimitable Rochelle Wisoff-Fields . To read more stories or to submit your own, click on the dancing frog.
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This week’s story from me:
I Only Have Eyes For You
Forty long years and a library’s worth of stories later, here we are again. There’s a band, and they are doing a good job, I’m sure. All I can think as you approach me, as I approach you is this:
Do you still love me? After all that? I see the question echoed in your eyes, and it’s a ridiculous question.
On the stage, the band plays. They watch as, on a mostly-empty floor, the real drama plays out. There, a single couple celebrates their fortieth wedding anniversary.
21 thoughts on “FF: I Only Have Eyes For You”
I love that song. I’m a big fan of Doo-Wop, and that is one of my favorites.
There must be a lot going on in that library if they each wonder about the other’s feelings after 40 years.
Nicely crafted with a sense of completeness
I like how you played this one. At first no way of knowing what had transpired between those 40 years. Great big reveal at the end.
Even after all that time, there’s doubt. I especially like the ‘Jump over the bump’ line in ‘I Only Have Eyes For You’
Doo-wop at its best. 😀 A sweet song for a 40th anniversary. I enjoyed your story. Happy to see you back after your long absence.
It’s good to be back.
The song says it all! Delightful.
Perfect song to go with this lovely story, Anne.
So many songs from. my era showing up this week! What fun :). This is a great story, celebrating commitment and the power of love.
Thanks Linda! Definitely.
You’ve crafted that story really well, Anne. I especially liked “On the stage, the band plays.” It takes the focus off the couple just for an instant which makes your return to them even more powerful with “They watch as, on a mostly-empty floor, the real drama plays out. There, a single couple celebrates their fortieth wedding anniversary.” Kudos!
Thanks Penny! I’m glad you liked it.