A hundred words …

for Friday Fictioneers.

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Gerald and his devoted wife Maisy spent a lifetime producing intricate pieces of furniture. Gerald crafting timber, Maisy, fashioning upholstery.

Hardly a house in the village lacked one of their elegant creations. 

In time their once nimble hands weakened. A lifetime of polishing and stitching had to end but not before making something special for themselves.

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The entire village turned out to bid them farewell. Their final creations, two satin-draped coffins graced the chapel.  Between them, Millicent, their daughter played her violin as the choir sang Gerald and Maisy’s favourite song…

If I were a carpenter

And you were a lady …

 

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20210628_173423Thanks to Rochelle for hosting and to Sandra Crook for the picture.

Click the froggies to join in the fun.

 

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64 thoughts on “A hundred words …

  1. rochellewisoff Jul 7, 2021 / 13:47

    Dear Keith,

    Such a touching story. Of course, the song is running through my head with gleeful abandon. 😉

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  2. Dale Jul 7, 2021 / 18:38

    You are such a romantic! This is absolutely lovely, Keith.

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  3. msjadeli Jul 7, 2021 / 18:48

    What a beautiful relationship they shared with each other and their community. A dream come true. Neat accompanying graphics!

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  4. Tannille Jul 8, 2021 / 05:44

    Almost like their talent came full circle. Shame to bury such craftsmanship.

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  5. draliman Jul 8, 2021 / 07:57

    A sweet tale, but a bit chilling thinking of them crafting their own coffins… 😮

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  6. Sandra Jul 8, 2021 / 11:00

    Make your own coffin sounds so much more worthy than planning your order of service and the hymns and flowers.

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  7. plaridel Jul 8, 2021 / 17:35

    a life well-lived for both of them and an appreciative village to boot.

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  8. Bear Jul 8, 2021 / 20:34

    What a beautiful story… now I have “Hey, Jude” mixed with “Beautiful Lady” scrambling my already fried brain.

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  9. James McEwan Jul 8, 2021 / 20:44

    Well if you have to go, then might as well go off in style. I am sure people were asking were they could get one just like those.

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  10. pennygadd51 Jul 9, 2021 / 17:40

    How lucky they were to die at the same time…
    This is a very imaginative take on the prompt, Keith. I like it.

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  11. granonine Jul 9, 2021 / 18:16

    Creative way to use the prompt and the song. Impressive, Keith.

    Like

  12. Michael Jul 10, 2021 / 00:00

    A story to warm my heart,,

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  13. GHLearner Jul 10, 2021 / 14:58

    Aw, what a bitter-sweet tale. And thank you for planting that song in my head… 🙂

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  14. Nobbinmaug Jul 11, 2021 / 03:30

    That was a lovely tale. Dying together has to make it much easier on both.

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