100 words about a car mechanic with a big heart

This was his favorite kind of morning, sharing a good laugh with his wife while walking hand in hand around the farmhouse. No, they’re not newlyweds but Marta and John lived every single day of their forty years as if they are.

While having occasional banters on the roadside, John caught a glimpse of his 1930 vintage truck near the barn. He couldn’t help but smile.

“Here we go again…” Marta faked annoyance as her husband led her to the truck. He crawled under the chassis as if a mechanic trying to fix a troubled car. Of course the truck wouldn’t start, every tire was either short on air or completely flat, but they used to fool around it on some mornings.

“Remember how we first met?” John asked.

She opened the car’s hood and bent as low as she could so as to meet his smiling eyes. “Uhmm… not really,” she lied, “but I remember kissing a gorgeous guy who once fixed my car.”

Marta then tilted and gave him a good morning kiss.

Word Count: 175


Here is for  Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers prompt. This photo prompt from pixabay reminds me of country life and of sweet, loving old couples. ❤ 🙂

Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers is a weekly writing challenge  where a photo is used as a prompt for a piece of fiction using 150 (+/- 25 words). Thanks for another fun prompt, PJ! 😀

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