The Welcoming Wreath

Photo by: Goroyboy

Cotton Walters held court in the corner of Ray’s Bar, telling stories. People of all ages listened in.

“Jasper Reeves was loved by everybody,” he said. “He charmed everyone. Minnie Holmes loved him the most. When he was away, she made a wreath out of cotton buds to welcome him home again.”

“So sweet!” said a woman.

“Trouble is, he was sweet to half the young women in town too. Then he got Minnie pregnant and ran off with her life savings.”

“Oh my!”

“Well his get rich schemes always failed and he soon ran out of money. But ol’ Jasper never lacked for confidence in his charm. He returned to Minnie’s door years later, thinking a little smooth talking would win her heart again. He saw that ol’ cotton wreath and figured she was still pining and missing him. He looked in the peephole, tryin’ to get a glimpse of Millie. I still remember his last words.”

“What did he say?”

“He said, ‘Now where in heck did Minnie get that shotgun?’ ”
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Written for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers: https://flashfictionforaspiringwriters.wordpress.com/2018/04/16/fffaw-challenge-163rd/

About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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17 Responses to The Welcoming Wreath

  1. Hahahahahaha! Jasper better run if he knows what’s good for him! Good for Minnie!! Great story E.A.! Hilarious!

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  2. Ha ha ha ha, such a touching story of eternal love 🙂

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  3. draliman says:

    What was Millie thinking? She’ll be picking brains out of her rhododendrons all summer.
    Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, BLAM 🙂

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  4. goroyboy says:

    Haha, second time is NOT a charm for ole Jasper. Love the name , very fitting to the character

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  5. athling2001 says:

    HA! Serves him right. Well done.

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  6. List of X says:

    A good question for the gun control people.

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