#FlashFictionFriday April 20, 2018 – #BonusScene To Love and To Cherish

Welcome to my (fairly) regular weekly Flash Fiction Friday post, where I take the prompt words left in the comments of the previous week’s FFF post and use them in a new bit of flash.

This one uses the 10 words (cucumber – olive oil – lube – aubergine – peaches – beads – whip – cage – g-string – Prince Albert) that were left in the comments of the April 13 FFF post.

Here’s a bonus picture that, yes, really does go with the short I wrote using those words!

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This week’s scene continues the thread of To Love and To Cherish bonus scenes I began last October, which I added to in early March, then again a couple weeks ago. You can expand the spoiler tags if you missed them or need a refresher of the significant event that has happened in Nash and Emmitt’s life:

Jumping to Conclusions? (Oct. 27, 2017)
Memory Lane (March 2, 2018)
Alton, Bobby, and Clyde (March 6, 2018)

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This new scene is told from Emmitt’s 3rd-person POV:


All Choked Up

“Bobby snapped my g-string.” Six-year-old Alton held up his guitar as Nash choked on the bite of peaches ’n’ cream yogurt he’d had in his mouth. Grampy chortled as he glanced up from the book he was reading to Bobby and Clyde. Emmitt grinned and rubbed Nash’s back.

“Did not!” Bobby protested, quite rightfully—this time.

Oliver’s shoulders shook, but he covered his mouth to keep from guffawing aloud. Harley smirked and shook his head.

Alton put his fists on his hips and harrumphed. “I don’t know why everyone thinks it’s so funny that my guitar broke.”

Oliver held out a hand. “Bring it here, kiddo, I’ll fix it for you.”

Harley joined Emmitt and Nash at the kitchen island and snorted as he took in the array of fresh vegetables on the countertop. “Considering the questionable underwear you deem to be proper attire for pre-schoolers, I have to wonder if this for dinner, or if you have some wild plans for us after the kiddies go to bed.”

“Wild…” Emmitt looked at the ingredients for the fried augergine, tomato, and cucumber salad then rolled his eyes—a habit he’d picked up from Nash. “Is that a problem?” He deadpanned. “Nash was nice enough to set out the olive oil for lube.”

Nash spewed the remains of his yogurt all over the countertop, and Harley’s brows about disappeared in his hairline. One would have thought he’d suggested whips, cock cages, and anal beads, although the latter would certainly be more sanitary that what Harley had implied.

Emmitt leaned toward Harley and whispered, “If you can handle that entire cucumber, I’ll give you a Prince Albert piercing, free of charge.” He winked. “Oliver will love it.”

Nash dropped to the floor and gave up on trying to control his mirth.

One of Harley’s brows came back down. “And to think I once thought you were a stuffed shirt.” His mouth quirked into an amused grin. “I couldn’t have been more wrong.”

Leave as many prompt words as you like in the comments, but I’ll only promise to use one from each contributor in my next flash fiction post (although I’ll try to use them all).


To Love and To Cherish

Jilted by his fiancé two weeks before their wedding, Nash Marino’s outlook on life in general, and love in particular, is jaded. After months of couch-surfing, Nash is fed up. He’s sick and tired of his living conditions, worn out by the demands of his nursing job, and despairs of ever finding love again. In fact, he doesn’t think he’s capable of true love. Monogamy, commitment, companionship, and regular sex…that’s all he wants, and the sooner, the better.

When Nash crosses paths with a like-minded man who’s also in need of a live-in nurse for a beloved relative, Nash figures all his problems are solved. Matters are complicated by a freak accident and amnesia. When Nash’s marriage of convenience scheme is muddied by notions of love after his memory reboot, will their plans go awry, or will Nash’s new outlook on life be just what the doctor ordered?

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2 thoughts on “#FlashFictionFriday April 20, 2018 – #BonusScene To Love and To Cherish

  1. LOL, I knew it!! I knew you’d take the words my dirty mind thought out and do something safe-for-work with it (at least more or less!) And you just made me love Emmitt even more, I hadn’t thought it was possible!!

    What does the rules say about a phrase? Can I leave a phrase for next week? I’m gonna do it and hope I won’t get banned from commenting or suggesting more words next week 🙂

    “suck my d*ck because if you don’t, you’re gonna be dead” (and *=i if you didn’t get it…didn’t wanna get put in the spam folder for using foul language 😀 ). If you’re wondering it’s a line from a song I just listened to (https://youtu.be/UbELnenmuZc)

    1. LOL! Yeah, my mind works in mysterious ways. Hmm…g-string, lube, whip, Prince Albert…yeah, this calls for a scene with kiddies in it!

      Phrases are okay, too. Anything goes! Not quite sure I can manage to turn that into something PG, though! 😁

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