Not quite what you’d think

She thought she heard his voice in the hallway outside of her apartment, so she immediately turned out all of the lights and hid behind the settee.
She heard him swear as he’d obviously dropped his keys, and when the door opened, finding the room in darkness, his hand fumbled for the light switch.
He nearly fell over backwards when the screams of SURPRISE! and HAPPY BIRTHDAY! assaulted his ear drums.
Jemma came out from her hiding place and stood sheepishly in the corner.
The apartment was decorated with streamers and balloons, laid out for a buffet and all their friends were there toasting his good health and singing at the tops of their voices.
He came over and gathered Jemma in his arms, then kissed her passionately to a chorus of cheers and wolf whistles.
‘Not exactly what I had in mind for my fortieth,’ he whispered, ‘but we can make it a joint celebration…….’
With that he slid a perfect diamond solitaire on her ring finger and after some shocked gasps, oohs and aahs and a bit of blubbering from the girls, the noise intensified.

Written for Fandango’s Story Starter Jan 3rd

She thought she heard his voice in the hallway outside of her apartment, so she immediately…


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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15 Responses to Not quite what you’d think

  1. Nope, Not Pam says:

    Lovely, I thought it was going to be bad, but it turned out being twice happy

  2. Paula Light says:

    I was waiting for the catch also ~ glad for the happy ending instead 😍

  3. Sadje says:

    I love a happy story

  4. Fandango says:

    What a nice take on the story starter sentence. Thanks, Di.

  5. willowdot21 says:

    A lovely double twist at the end💜

  6. glyn40wilton says:

    That’s one birthday either of them will forget in a hurry.

  7. murisopsis says:

    Ha! Happy Birthday Engagement! I guess they were both surprised!!

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