“Stop saying, ‘It’s just the circle of life’, because life has always been more than a mere series of events that ends at the point at which it began.”
Malcolm stared confusedly, his girlfriend’s sermon stirring chaos to his mind. “English, please?”
Dana rolled her eyes, faking frustration, and leaned her head onto his shoulder. “What I’m saying is, life may be a cycle but it does not repeat itself precisely. The sun goes up and down but each day is different.”
“Just as the waves kiss the shores but each kiss is unique.” He added.
She smiled, knowing exactly where this trick would lead. “You’re not getting a kiss if that’s what you’re thinking.”
Malcolm jerked and he’s suddenly one bended knee in front of her. “Not even chance? Not—
“No.” She interfered, enjoying his exaggerated puppy eyes.
—even when I tell you the sun rises and sets knowing how much I love you but each day I love you a little more? He continued, taking out a ring from his pocket.
“Oh no!” She gasped.
“Oh yes…” He held out the gold band engraved with her name. “Dana, will you watch all sunrise and sunset with me forever?
Word Count: 200
Written for Roger Shipp’s flash fiction challenge, Flash Fiction For the Purposeful Practitioner. Photo credit goes to Pixabay.
This week’s prompt is: “Stop saying ‘It’s just the circle of life’…”
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