I was tagged by Chris, at Luna’s On Line, to tell the story about the image above, which is called “Flowers Beating” by Walter Molino.
So here’s my story.
Harold Alton and Anita James we’re walking back from the courthouse together. They were both members of the jury for a trial of some local ne’er-do-well. There seemed to be a chemistry that had developed between the two of them during the course of the trial. Anita thought Mr. Alton to be a rather enchanting gentleman. And he was, likewise taken with Miss James.
On the day the trial ended, Harold asked Anita if he could walk her back to her home, and she readily accepted his offer. On the way to her home, he stopped in at a flower shop and picked up a dozen long stem roses. As he left the shop, he bowed gallantly and handed them to Anita. “Oh Mr. Alton,” Anita said, “these roses are lovely. You shouldn’t have.” She let out a dainty laugh.
“Lovely roses for a lovely lady, Miss James,” Harold said. And then he reached over and kissed her.
“Why Mr. Alton, what in heaven’s name do you think you’re doing?” Anita protested.
“Come now, Miss James,” Don’t act like such a fragile, innocent lady,” Harold said. “I see you in your low cut, sleeveless blouse, your red skirt, and your high heeled shoes. I know you wore that to court today just to entice me. Admit it, Miss James. We had an instant connection and I know you want me as much as I want you.”
“Don’t even think about it, Mr. Alton!” Anita screamed, and she began swatting at the man’s head with the long stem roses, thorns and all.
According to the rules, I’m now supposed to offer a new picture and challenge three other bloggers to tell the story for that picture. But since this was my third Tell The Story Challenge, I’m just going to open this challenge up to any blogger who would like to write a story about this same image.
In addition to the Tell The Story Challenge, this post includes these three daily prompt words from yesterday: Ragtag Daily Prompt (trial), Your Daily Word Prompt (enchant), and Word of the Day Challenge (fragile).