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Friday Fictioneers – Forty Years of Dance

Genre:  Fiction inspired by a true story

Word Count:  100

Forty Years of Dance

©David Stewart

Copyright – © David Stewart

“Can you believe it, Fred?  This same band has been playing as long as we’ve been married!”

“No one could have predicted we would still be dancing to the same band on our fortieth wedding anniversary, that’s for sure!”

“We are so lucky to still be waltzing together after all these years,” laughed Lorraine as Fred twirled her in perfect time to the music.

“There is no where else in the world I would rather be than right here, with you in my arms, my Sweet Lorraine.”

And with another twirl and a dip, he went in for the kiss!


Friday Fictioneers: 100-Word Stories

Photo Prompt: ©David Stewart

This story was inspired by a video I saw a while back.  96-year-old Fred entered a song-writing contest a short while after his wife of almost 73 years passed away.  Green Shoe Studio (originators of the contest) were so moved that they decided to record his song with professional musicians and singer.  I thought you might enjoy this as well!  A little bonus, if you will!

49 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Forty Years of Dance

    • All good, Frank and I was hoping you’d see my nod to you.
      That said, it is a chance I was willing to take. The video was so touching and really did inspire me to write my version. Of course, a mere forty years cannot compare to 75!


  1. Awwww …. such a feel good story. The tears just flowed down my face. I could feel everything he was feeling. There are angels willing to give of themselves. I’ll be celebrating 50 years in a few months. I pray it lasts another 50 years. I hope to have the same memories as in your story soothe my heart from sadness when our days are over.
    Ssooo … sweet and tender!!!!

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  2. Dear Dale,

    A lovely story. In this day and age you don’t see many couples who have weathered the storms of marriage for any length of time.

    It reminds me of the Leonard Cohen song, “Dance me to the End of Love.” /Enjoy.



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  3. You didn’t get a Like for the story, Dale, sorry to say. I honestly found it good but no more. Then I checked the video even though I usually dislike for our FF pieces to be “explained”.
    Well, I had missed that story entirely when it came out and discovered it through you. I’M going to re-post that video along with the emotions it brings up because a day that had started with simple April’s fool pranks from friends online turned magic. I had to wait two hours to comment in order to check all 6 videos out and stop crying. The latter didn’t work so I’m sniffling over the keyboard.
    Thanks for letting me know of this amazing ordinary story.
    Your story didn’t get a Like but you get an immense virtual hug !


    • They can’t all be award-winner stories; all we can do is try…
      That said, I am happy you enjoyed the real and beautiful story that inspired me to write my only-good one!

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