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Photo prompt curtsy of Dawn Miller

There’s a new sheet on the barn roof, Jenny.

I saw a streak of light entering their. Later when I found the marble sized meteor I did not put the two things together. …

When I left home, I took the meteor with me, in an old tobacco tin.

You could have knocked me down with a feather when I opened the tin later. It was lined with gold.

Marry me Jenny. The gold will be your ring.

We will raise a great family, you will see.

Yes one day you will see my love. Travel the stars with me Jenny.


This Post Has 38 Comments

  1. Iain Kelly

    Lucky Jenny. Wish some gold would fall out of the sky for me!

    1. Michael Humphris

      Gold comes in many forms Iain, I always appreciate your feedback,

  2. neilmacdon

    A lovely little tale of everyday magic

    1. Michael Humphris

      Reading your comment is the best magic, thank you Neil

  3. Sandra

    Magic is such a splendid diversion from the daily grind. Well done.

    1. Michael Humphris

      The daily grind can be heavy. It is fabulous if a little magic can be lifted from literature. I am grateful to be part of this Friday group.

  4. rochellewisoff

    Dear Michael,

    A sweet story. I hope Jenny says yes.



    1. Michael Humphris

      This week my story started with me building a model barn… Then the magic of the muse arrived, creating Jenny. who has visual impairment. Hopefully she will appear again in the future.

  5. Brenda's Thoughts

    A mystical romatic tale. Love it, Michael! I hope Jenny says ‘yes’ as well.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Writing romance is not generally my thing, so I very much appreciate this comment. Thank you Brenda

  6. msjadeli

    I’d love to find a magic meteorite like that! A story with heart.

    1. Michael Humphris

      For me meteorites are full of mystery. “a story with heart”, is a lovely comment, thank you so much

      1. msjadeli

        You are very welcome, Michael.

  7. AffiliateLabz

    Great content! Super high-quality! Keep it up! 🙂

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thanking you for your compliment Mike

  8. ceayr

    I found it quite intriguing how he talks to Jenny, it made me think of Forrest Gump.
    It seems to be an interesting relationship.

    1. Michael Humphris

      This story started of as a article about building a barn ! Then metamorphosis Set in, even later I was attempting to illustrate that Jenny had very limited sight.

  9. Keith's Ramblings

    What a romantic proposal, and he didn’t have to spend a fortune on a ring!

    Here’s mine!

    1. Michael Humphris

      He was so lucky, as she said yes.

  10. draliman

    I wouldn’t mind finding a meteorite like that!

    1. Michael Humphris

      Me to, then again good health and family are more important.

  11. bearmkwa

    Beautiful Midas marble there. Great story.

    1. Michael Humphris


    2. Michael Humphris

      So pleased to read your comment,

  12. michaelwynnauthor

    Romantic and heart-warming. Well written Michael

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Michael, I very much appreciated this comment

  13. susanmehr

    Real magic, and romantic.

    1. Michael Humphris

      This is appreciated, thank you Susan.

  14. Liz Young

    I hope it doesn’t turn out to be fairy gold.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Me too, me to. thank you Liz

  15. plaridel

    really cool, if he gets his wish. 🙂

    1. Michael Humphris

      Cool it is then, thank you Plaridel

  16. Sascha Darlington

    What a magical story, Michael!

    1. Michael Humphris

      Glad that you enjoyed it Sascha

  17. granonine

    A regular Hallmark romance in 100 words!

    1. Michael Humphris

      It is very very rare for me to attempt romance, so I rather liked your feedback

  18. Miles Rost

    I’m just thankful there wasn’t a twist where the farmer was named Rumpel S. Tiltskin.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Rumple and I enjoyed your comment, thank you Miles

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