They had been friends since the first day of school.

Archie knew he wanted to spend the rest of his life with her.

Tomorrow he left for University, leaving home and starting a new life in a new city.

He knew Agnes was staying at home with her parents. Would she wait for him to return?

She arrived late as he stood freezing outside the cinema.

The cheap ring burned a hole in his pocket. Flustered, he pulled it out and looked into her eyes with a pleading hope.

She smiled and took his arm in hers, ‘About time.’


Linking with Carrot Ranch Literary Community and their prompt Romance. The task is to write a story in 99 words using the prompt.

Read all the Archie and Agnes short stories: THE AGNES AND ARCHIE STORIES

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23 responses to “THE PROPOSAL”

  1. This, sir, is quite fine

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    1. Thank you very much 🙂

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  2. I love a happy ending! 🙂

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    1. We all do sometimes 🙂

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  3. Even from the beginning she was snippy. Great short.

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    1. Thank you Janet – he knew what he was getting into, and he wouldn’t have her any other way.

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  4. You managed to display tension and offer a sweet acceptance, Ian.

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  5. Its a good one, glad that you made it a happy ending, not like the bitter one in real life.

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    1. Thank you, real life is often such a let down!

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      1. You’re welcome, Iain.

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  6. I love a happy ending! 🙂
    It reminds of the final scene from The Apartment, one of my favorites.

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    1. Nice compliment, love that film too 🙂

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