July 19: Flash Fiction Challenge
HONEY, DON’T DO A FANNIE ON ME
By Neel Anil Panicker
How do I know you’ll not do a Fannie Hooe on me?
Richard looked at his beau from across the window.
Overcome with emotion, he leaned forward and held Janet’s hands.
Her fingers had turned moist, just as her eyes.
I meant don’t do the disappearing act just like Fannie did eons ago.
The train’s giant wheels were already trudging forward.
As Richard’s hands slipped out of her fingers his parting words were, “Listen, I know not who or what this Fannie thing’s all about. All I know is we’re going to get married in six months”.
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