Diplomacy

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For Fandango’s Story Starter #19, where we build something around the following phrase:

There was something about a music box that always made me…

As we entered the front parlour, the best room of the house, reserved only for Sundays, I took my place on the settee and, with trepidation, adjusted my collar and held my breath.


My wife turned the key in the box on the sideboard, next to our bone china tea service.

As the music started playing, and my wife began singing in accompaniment, I simply could not resist any longer.

There was something about a music box that always made me cry.

Author: Mister Bump UK

Designed/developed large IT systems, interrupted by a stroke in 2016, aged 48. Now mix development of health-related software with voluntary work and writing. Married, with an estranged daughter.

14 thoughts on “Diplomacy”

        1. Well you say that but for me, we met in a May, were married the following March and had a baby in August! So it all happened very quickly, when it happened. But we were both older and had more of an idea what we did/didn’t want.

          It works pretty well, I think; it has lasted and I’m good for it to be a “life” thing. Whether she is, we’ll have to see 🙂

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          1. That sounds great and there are always ups and downs in any relationship marriage friendships family perfection doesn’t exist it can’t because humans are flawed
            The best one can do is be authentic and supportive

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