Inkwell and Paper

G is for Giving You the Best That I Got by Anita Baker

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Amanda walked down the aisle, slower than any bride has ever done. She wanted to prolong her marriage Jonas. Her life of unhappiness would begin with two simple words…I do.

Yes, she was the youngest, but no one told her before now, she would be the trophy to a man old enough to be her grandfather.


Amanda felt bile rising in her throat. She swallowed hard to keep it down.

She remembered the last night’s conversation. Denise said, “We’re giving him the best that our family has to offer.”  

“You will pay,” she whispered looking at Denise.


  Lainey wrote @

I’m really enjoying the stories and your musical prompts! I love Anita Baker 😉

  bizarrejc wrote @

Thank you Laniey. They’re fun to write. Anita Baker was a favorite of mine growing up.

  kelworthfiles wrote @

Very powerful little vignette/snippet here, thanks for sharing it! One nitpick, though, is that the phrase ‘prolong her marriage’ has a different meaning to me than the one I think you intended, with entirely different overtones. It made me think that they were already married and she wanted them to go as long as possible without divorcing or one of them dying. Perhaps you meant to say ‘postpone her marriage’ or ‘prolong her wedding [ceremony]’?

Great to meet you anyway.

  bizarrejc wrote @

Thank you. Perhaps I should have said prolong getting married. She didn’t want to marry the old guy.

  iseegoodthings wrote @

Love this, Sarge. I want to know what happens to Denise! LOL

  bizarrejc wrote @

Thanks! Maybe I will extend it.

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