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Flash Fiction: Ever Rest

“Mr. Johnson, we have some news for you regarding your son.”
“What news could you possibly tell me?”
“Well we found his body sir.”
“I know where his body is. The patrol told me about that three years ago.”
“Uh there’s a, there’s been a development.”
“He went to Mount Everest. They said he went off the trail.”
“Another climber, uh.. found him, sir.”
“Okay. Thanks. You going to give me coordinates or something? I don’t know how many times I’ve been told its too dangerous to go get him.”
“No, Mr. Johnson.”
“Then what the hell you calling me for?”
“The other climber, sir.”
“Did he survive? Good for him. Can I go now?”
“He did survive, thanks to your son.”
“He ran out of supplies.”
“Yes.”
“Then what could this climber possibly have taken?”
“Well Mr. Johnson. The climber…he… he ate your son.”


Comfort AND Coziness

So I’ve decided to do Prompts For The Promptless. Not because I have no prompt, but because it fits in with what I was going to tell ya’ll anyway. (I’ll probably do more PRFP later just because they usually look pretty darn fun) Don’t know what that means? Go here- http://thequeencreative.wordpress.com/2013/06/11/for-the-promptless-s-2-e-5-gezellegheid/ -This will tell you all about it. (Is it me or does the whole “Insert URL and create a link” thing not work? I’ve tried like, a dozen times. You’ll just have to follow the link the old fashioned way.)

This week’s episode features “Gezelligheid” which is is a Dutch noun meaning the comfort and coziness of being at home, with friends, with loved ones or general togetherness. Gezellig is an adjective that the noun is based on. From wiki: A room can be gezellig. (meaning cosy or inviting), A person can be gezellig. (meaning entertaining or pleasant), A party can be gezellig. (meaning fun), A visit to ones grandparents can be gezellig. (meaning togetherness), A set of curtains can be gezellig. (meaning pretty or nice).

One of my gezelligs is my boyfriend. When I think of him I am home, even though we live two hours away from each other. He is everything one could hope for in a romantic relationship. Supportive, cuddly, appreciative, he makes me laugh, he is attractive, he is smart, he is just so gosh darn wonderful. On Monday will be our one year anniversary, and I am super excited.

Backstory time! I worked at my grass cutting job for 8 hours. I drove a very boring drive for 2 hours. Then me and him recreated our first date in that we snuck onto the roof of a building. I was looking over the edge at a small lake, the sky was clear, it was a very nice warm night. He said some nice things, got down on his knee and asked me to be his girlfriend. I’m not sure I ever said yes, but I know there were kisses and hugs and happiness. The past year has been truly awesome and I couldn’t ask for anything better.

So back to the reason for choosing to do this Prompt of Gezelligheid. Monday, like I said, is our anniversary. Starting Thursday we will be traveling to his hometown of St. Louis for various exciting reasons. Our trip ends on June twenty-third with a trip to Six Flags Great America. I won’t be bringing along my laptop, and mobile blogging/story writing seems confusing to me still so that means You’re going to miss out on two potential stories as per my usual posting schedule. But never fear! I’ll figure out something awesome to post when I get back. Maybe I’ll upload some pictures and make a plog. Is that a thing? Can that be a thing? (get it… pictures, log…plog)

So that just leaves me with a question for you… What is your Gezelligheid?