The Threshold


It was an uproarious wedding. Merry guests enjoyed good wine and food as the band played feet-tapping music. In the midst of the merriment, the groom mused, What if she wants me to carry her over the threshold? She’s a BIG woman.

Hours later the groom and bride stood outside of their flat. “Well?”

His heart sank. “Well?”

“Aren’t you going to carry me over the threshold?”

“My Beloved, nothing would give me greater pleasure, but I’m not strong enough to carry a beautiful, buxom woman such as yourself.”

There was silence. Then, she said, “Okay. I’ll carry you.”

99 Words

This post is for the Friday’s Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. You can find this week’s prompt here. To read other stories or to participate, click here.

27 Replies to “The Threshold”

    1. Yes, they do. And, they have started off very well. I have no doubt that theirs will be a good and lasting marriage. Thanks, Brenda. As I mentioned to Linda, this story popped into my head one morning so, I wrote it down and planned to use it for Friday Fictioneers. I just had to wait for a photo prompt I could use. And thanks to you, I didn’t have to wait long at all. On Wednesday morning, I saw the perfect photo for my story. Thanks, Brenda!


  1. It is a wise man who refuses to hurt his back on his wedding night. No macho is fine.
    I thought this might be movie scene, but cannot find one. However, the romantic scene from an An Officer and a Gentleman was a good memory. 🙂

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    1. Yes, it was a wise solution and now they both can enjoy their wedding night 🙂 This story was totally from my imagination. If it bears any similarity to anything, that’s purely coincidental. I didn’t even remember the scene from An Officer and a Gentleman until you mentioned it. It was a great scene. Very romantic.

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