“It’s my year to choose our wedding anniversary theme so just put on a happy face.”
“We weren’t married until 1980. How about a band from then?”
“Hush. We met in high school in 1973. This was their big album that year.”
“It ruined the senior prom.”
Jean pressed “play” and the vintage CD stereo begin soft sounds of “Make it with you.” She took his hand. He pulled her close. They danced.
“Not bad, eh lover?”
“Never bad with you, Baby.”
He still thought the band Bread was awful but after all, it’s the things you do for love that count.
I wrote this for the Rochelle Wisoff-Fields photo writing challenge. The idea is to use the image above as a prompt to write a piece of flash fiction no more than 100 words long. After a lot of editing, I got my submission down to 100.
I admit that I found the photo far too schmaltzy for my tastes, but while I was cooking breakfast, I had an epiphany. Yes, I too can’t stand that 1970s band, but a piece of bread with a heart cut out in the center seems to describe them perfectly. Oh, in 1973, their hit album really was The Best of Bread and the lead track on side one was Make It with You.
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