The Perfect Proposal

It was the perfect setting for what Ted hoped would be the most perfect day of his life…their life, if Ramona agreed to his proposal. They were on the top deck of a ferry, and had the entire ship to themselves, with the Captain and the Crew at their beck and call. What could be more romantic than that?

Photo prompt courtesy Ted Strutz

Ted looked into Ramona’s azure-blue, slightly misty eyes, and whispered, “Ramona, my darling, ever since I first saw you on this ferry, I’ve loved you with all my heart and soul. I changed my travel time to make sure that not a day went by when I didn’t lay eyes on you. There’s nothing in this world that I won’t do for you. Will you do me the honor of marrying me, and making me the happiest man on earth?”

Ramona’s hands trembled as Ted put a huge ring on her finger. With a quivering voice, she replied, “Yes, sweetheart….but can you please remove your suicide vest, and let the crew go free now?”


175 words.

Written as a part of Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers, hosted by Priceless Joy. The challenge is to write a story in 175 words or less, inspired by the weekly photo prompt. For more information, visit HERE. To read other stories based on this week’s prompt, visit HERE.


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At the age of 40, I decided to exit the corporate world, and enter the world of stories as a full-time writer. Wish me luck!
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13 Responses to The Perfect Proposal

  1. abhiray59 says:

    Some blackmail to get married! He will be in jail soon after he removes his vest.

  2. Hahahaha! What a twist at the end! I’m sure she said yes! LOL! Great story!

  3. Ellespeth says:

    Good satire.

  4. michael1148humphris says:

    A very dangerous liaison

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