Every week a group of us bloggers looks to Ang, the Sweltering Celt, for our Microfantasy Monday prompt. Â This week she gave us “Surprises“.
This is one of those themes that bring so many possibilities to mind, it’s almost impossible to choose. Â When I finally settled myself down and thought about both the theme, “Surprises”, and the over all thread of this series, “Fantasy”, this is what I came up with.
I was driving back from the airport when I received her text. Â My wife was sitting at the departure gate with our daughters, heading out on a spring break vacation to Florida while I stayed home and worked through the week. Â I was worried she’d forgotten something important and flicked open the message with some apprehension.
“Make sure to check your pillow when you get home.”
I had to read that about 5 times before I was sure I hadn’t misread any of the words. Â What the heck did she mean, “check my pillow”?
I drove back home, pondering the possibilities, testing each theory forÂ plausibilityÂ and working myself into a ridiculous frenzy. Â I dropped my keys on the counter and walked quickly back to the bedroom, snapping on the light which illuminated an envelope sitting on my pillow. Â The only thing on it was my name. Â I sat down on the bed and opened it, pulling two pieces of folded paper from it.
“Better get your bags packed, your flight leaves in the morning.”
And as I gazed at the second piece of paper, the destination jumped out at me and my jaw dropped to my lap.
From Â Â Â Â Seattle, WA (SEA) Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â To Â Â San Francisco, CA (SFO)
I blinked, stared at the boarding pass, stared at the date, read it at least 5 times before I could believe it. Â Oh. My. God. Â Wow… they’d done this together, the two of them cooked up this surprise and I had been completely clueless. Â Â The grin on my face widened.. with a ‘Wooop!!!!’ I got up and started packing my bags. Â I had a very big weekend ahead of me.
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