On paper – by Estrella Azul

I saw how happy they were with each other, even though on paper it wouldn’t seem that way.

She was an artist with a true Pollyanesque heart, he was a realistic, straightforward guy. He liked classical music, it made her ears bleed. She was an introvert wishing nothing more than to stay at home with a good book, he was a complete extrovert always up for going out, partying with friends.

Yet… they worked. Wonderfully.

23 Responses to “On paper – by Estrella Azul”

  1. very good :) … Nice to find a fellow flash fiction advocate on here! keep it up :)

  2. Very sweet.

  3. I’m guessing they have… other things… in common.

    Like crossword puzzles.

  4. Seeing as the wife & I are opposites in many ways, and we’re still together after 28 years, I’d say you nailed it!

  5. As they say … you should never judge a book by its cover. Nice story. A lot of meaning for so few words.

  6. Wow Estrella, aside from the classical music (it would be early – mid 70s bubble gum instead) you just told the story of my husband and me. :) Great job!

    • Thanks, Deanna, you’re so sweet! How long have you two been married?
      I was aiming for only six sentences and didn’t want to overdo it, but now that people keep telling me this could be their story, I feel like I should’ve added a “married for X years” somewhere in the flash :)

  7. Opposites certainly attract. Very nice story!

  8. What a great story in so few words. Great job!

  9. Really nice story.


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