My entry to the October 2021 Monthly Simlit Short Story Challenge.
Our theme was
Aubie remains undaunted in his quest to woo and win the elusive Agnes Crumplebottom.
So far it has not been going so great! *
Mrs. C seems to be equally determined to NOT be won over by the charming elder!
However, Aubie is not worried!
He believes that the very best things in life come from hard work and perseverance.
The harder the fruit is to reach the sweeter it will taste!
Aubie has come up with a good idea to reach the sweet peach he desires.
NO, he thinks to himself.
It is not a good idea!
It is a grand idea!
Harvestfest would be coming soon.
Harvestfest was a time of celebrating with family and friends and that included eating a grand meal.
He would invite Agnes to dine with him and Annie.
It was the right neighborly thing to do!
Later that afternoon Aubie mustered up his courage and approached the formidable grande dame.
Stuttering and stammering a very flustered Aubie managed to get his invitation out.
Was that a smile that crossed Agnes’ face?
Aubie could hardly believe his good fortune.
Agnes had accepted his invitation.
Back on the farm, there was much work that needed to be done.
Annie would come help!
Together they tended the garden and the animals.
They scrubbed the house till it shone like a new penny!
Finally the meal!
Carefully and expertly prepared from the finest bounty the farm had produced!
Everything was perfect.
Which was very good because …
Agnes was on the way!
“Ciao Bella signora,” Aubie happily quipped
Welcome to Fox Run Cottage.
We are so pleased to have you as our guest.”
Suddenly Agnes was indignant!
Fire flashed in her eyes!
Aubie’s blood ran cold!
“Are you getting frrresh with me young man?”
Aubie recounted his gaffe to Annie.
She reassured him that not all was lost.
Things would be better tomorrow.
They should enjoy this fine meal and
be thankful that they were celebrating another wonderful year together!
Everything was perfect with his dear Annie
tomorrow was a new day!
If you would like to read short stories about the first encounters between the lovelorn Aubie and his heart’s desire, Agnes,
click here —-> *