That place, that woman

She took us there. To that place. That idyll with its isolated cottage and the gently flowing stream.

We caught the slow train to the country station. Then walked the three miles to the private front gate, to the intimate front door.

Her motive was ulterior. She was working to a strategy. To a plan.

We talked. We read. We cooked. A bottle (only one?) was opened, poured, sipped. Slowly.

Phone reception, there was none. Nor wi-fi nor television. We were alone.

Of course I proposed. Tentatively. Of course she said yes. With alacrity.

God, how I love that woman.

For Friday Fictioneers.

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33 Responses to That place, that woman

  1. Dear Patrick,

    What a lovely, descriptive, feel-good piece. And that’s all I have to say on the matter. 😉



  2. Ah love a sweet end for a change…

  3. Jan Brown says:

    Aw…a sweet surprise ending. Lovely!

  4. rgayer55 says:

    Well, Patrick, I was expecting something sinister to happen and sure enough it did. When will be begin serving his life sentence?

  5. vbholmes says:

    A nice change from all the wacky You Tube proposals we’re subjected to these days. Well done.

  6. Sun says:

    i love how you took the imagination over to the dark edge and with a quick switch, it became a wonderful love story. very enjoyable story.

  7. Catherine says:

    Here I was, expecting murder, and you hit me with sappy romance. So dissapointing…;) just kidding, it was lovely.

  8. A woman after my own heart. Taking charge of the affairs of the heart. A lot of men seem to appreciate it, for their fear of humiliation is so strong, they find it hard to make the first move, unless they are drunken thugs of course. Nicely told.

  9. Excellent and romantic! Thanks, Nan

  10. draliman says:

    This sounds like the perfect spot to propose! Isolated, no distractions and an idyllic location. I must admit through the build-up I was waiting for something terrible to happen – it was nice to read a romantic story for a change 🙂

  11. MythRider says:

    I love your humor. Good one.

  12. I’m sitting here with the biggest smile on my face 🙂

  13. atrm61 says:

    Oh,this is so romantic!love it!

  14. znjavid says:

    No wifi? Very romantic!

  15. hugmamma says:

    Does this speak to your special someone? Or is this fantasy? Whichever, it’s absolutely lovely from this woman’s point of view.

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