1497. Honeymooners

Ursula and Lockwood are newlyweds. They are honeymooning in an exotic island location. (We shall not name the exact place as we wouldn’t want paparazzi to ruin their blissful time).

How they did things hand in hand! watched the fountain play with fantasy lights; visited the zoo and laughed at the spitting llama; fed the ducklings at the park. Next they went to the village market. Lockwood tossed balls at a bunch of coconuts and won for Ursula a fluffy stuffed panda with a bright red ribbon. And then there was the fortune-teller…

“Throw these cards into the air,” said the soothsayer. “One card will land face-up. That will be your future.”

Ursula tossed the cards. One fell face-up.

An argument will end your marriage. You will both die in a plane crash.

Ursula and Lockwood are scared stupid. They are currently staying in separate hotel rooms afraid to speak lest they argue. They await separate flights out.

14 thoughts on “1497. Honeymooners

    1. Bruce Goodman Post author

      Yes! I went to see a fortune-teller once at a fete just for the fun of it and she gave me a mantra to recite as I danced naked at the next full moon. I didn’t do it, which probably accounts for a lot.

      Reply
  1. umashankar

    The soothsayer seems to have descended straight from a fairy tale. I fear the doomed couple must take flights set apart by several hours lest the two crash into each other.

    Reply

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