PHOTO PROMPT © Sandra Crook

I’m sort of laughing at myself knowing many of you fictioneers like morbid mysterious stuff. I considered writing about Luke’s jealous nature and the mysterious disappearance of Lucy’s former boyfriend. Ending with “What is that red liquid dropping under that bale of hay?” That is the plot of the morbid story I did not write.

The following story is the one I did write. 😀

“Reminds me of your marriage proposal,” smiled Lucy taking Luke’s hand.

Luke and Lucy were country kids. Not many options for Luke to make an impressive marriage proposal.  Long walk on the beach? Romantic promenade across a mountain stream? A fine dinner at a luxury hotel?  Not possible.

So Luke filled a box with hay and they played “find a needle in the haystack.”  As they searched, he “found” the ring.  Presented it as an omen from God that they should marry. 

Cheesy?  Yes.  But Luke and Lucy are on their way to sell their hay. They are moving on up!


Thanks to Rochelle for the 100 word Friday Fictioneers picture prompt challenge.

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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19 Responses to OMEN FROM GOD

  1. neilmacdon says:

    A harnless and charming deception

  2. plaridel says:

    cheesy? right! but i loved it. 🙂

  3. Bear says:

    Oh, I liked that one. Reminds me of my own marriage proposal. We went to see the movie “Grumpy Old Men” and right when the one character (I think it was Walter Mathou) says to the other one, “Why don’t your pull your lip up over your face…” My now hubby says: “So, Do you want to get married?’ I was laughing so hard at the film that he had to repeat it twice for me to get it… by then, he said it loud enough everyone in the theater heard. So, of course, I had to say YES! LOL!

    • oneta hayes says:

      I would say he wasn’t thinking much about the movie. I bet you would have been booed if you had said no. My husband and I were sitting on a pig sty. No kidding. No pigs near however. I’ve blogged about it a couple of times. LOL. Getting to know you, getting to know all about you. Getting to like you; getting to hope you like me….Ahh. Love and marriage.

  4. Oh my goodness, this is so lovely and it sounds far nicer than the unattainable options!

  5. Lorraine says:

    Cheesy works. Or, it has for Lucy and Luke. And for your tale.

    • oneta hayes says:

      Thank you Lorraine. Sometimes one does not recognize the romance that exists in an appreciation of creativity. I guess my tale would have worked if Lucy had found the ring. Maybe it would have been better. Ahh. Too late. 😀

      • Lorraine says:

        I wondered who would find the ring first. But, I think Luke finding what he planted works — he was trying to be romantic and Lucy may not have expected Luke to ask for her “hand in marriage.”
        By the way, my neice experienced the grand gesture. An exotic vacation, and the proposal written in the sand . . . Thankfully, she didn’t have a destination wedding which I probably couldn’t have afforded to attend.

        • oneta hayes says:

          Happy for your niece and others who can afford a classic beautiful wedding and honeymoon with all the trimmings. I just hate to see young people start off in debt, which is the reality for too many. Long loving marriage to your special couple.

  6. Laurie Bell says:

    Ah, how lovely. Nicely done (though your dark and mysterious teaser was also fun too! Haha )

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