One More Time


photo credit: Al Forbes

The line of traffic waiting for the ferry was  long. Glenn squirmed in his seat and leaned out the window, trying to see if anything was moving ahead. The sky was blue and the air was fresh, but all he could smell was exhaust fumes.

He looked across the seat at his wife, Marjorie, asleep with her head thrown back against the headrest.  She was still the prettiest girl he knew, even after 60 years of marriage.  She sensed his watchful gaze and smiled that smile.  The one he had fallen for.

“Don’t worry,” she whispered. “I’ll make it….one last time.”



This week’s story for Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle Wysoff-Fields.  Read more stories about the photo prompt here:



About Life in the 50's and beyond...

Welcome to Life in the 50's and 60's and beyond .... where I write about my childhood memories, music of the 60's and about life in the country. I am a mother, grandmother, farmer's wife, business owner, and retired teacher.
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28 Responses to One More Time

  1. rogershipp says:

    Such love… left me with a hole in my heart. Well told.


  2. Thanks for reading. It was based on a sweet and sad story… you got it!


  3. Michael says:

    You describe so well the true love in a good relationship, like


  4. Awww…that squeezed my heart.


  5. Sandra says:

    Very moving. Well done, Ruth.


  6. rgayer55 says:

    What a sweet romance. She may be good for more than one more time, who knows. I’m optimistic. I loved the line about her smile. 🙂


  7. Bittersweet to be sure.


  8. penshift says:

    Very bittersweet, but life often is. Nicely constructed. 🙂


  9. gahlearner says:

    Th love between these two, after sixty years, that’s so amazing. You expertly pull at the heart strings.


  10. The bittersweet end… Like dark chocolate.


  11. Jan Brown says:

    You really built up our emotions–right up to the end. The sad ending had a big impact. Well done.

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  12. Dear Ruth,

    There’s a lot of backstory here. Nicely and sweetly done.




  13. Alice Audrey says:

    Sweet and sad at the same time. As if simply having lived so long isn’t a triumph, let alone having maintained such love. Yet still we want them to go on like that forever.


  14. Dale says:

    So sweet… and sad.


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