This week’s photo prompt of a crackling fire made me think of Kassidy and Randy from They All Died Smiling. Not sure why, but it caused me to create a scene that happened before the book.

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If  you haven’t read this paranormal/urban fantasy novel, Kass is the heroine. Aunt Beck and Randy are mentioned but never appear. He is her husband who dies in Afghanistan.

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PHOTO PROMPT © Anshu Bhojnagarwala

Surprises by Firelight

By Ronda Del Boccio

For Friday Fictioneers 8 February 2019

Word count: 100

Genre Mainstream story but a paranomal series

The fire crackled and popped.

“You two should just live here after the wedding,” Aunt Beck announced.

“i thought you were thinking of selling.”

“I was. Without most of the boys here, it’s big. But if y’all stay, I won’t have to move.”

“Before you decide things,” Randy said, “I have news.”

“Good or bad?” I asked.

“Yes.” He clutched both my hands in his.

“What is it?”

“We need to move up the wedding.”

“When are they deploying you?”

“In two weeks.”

My breath caught and guts lurched.

“Kass, I need you to be my wife before, in case…”

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Ronda Del Boccio

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About Ronda Del Boccio

Ronda Del Boccio is an award-winning and best Head shot of Ronda Del Boccioselling author of both fiction and nonfiction. She has been mostly blind since birth, but she never lets that stop her doing what she wants to do. She tells transformational tales and helps visionary authors turn their dreams and imaginings into published books. See and order Ronda’s books on Amazon.

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