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WEP: Love is Not All You Need

“Just see, this is going to be one of the best Valentine’s Day parties.”

“Hate to be a dampener, but there seem to be some dark clouds heading our way. Shouldn’t we move this indoors?”

“Naah, the weather department announced bright sunshine, and moving indoors will only ruin the vibe.”

*** A few hours later ***

Loudspeaker: ‘All you need is love…’

“Right now, all we need are umbrellas.”


Tagline: A party planner learns to plan for the inevitable party pooper.

Word Count – 68 words: For comments, anything works.

The photo prompt has been given by Na’ama Yehuda at the Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. This piece has also been written for the WEP theme of ‘All You Need is Love’.

60 responses to “WEP: Love is Not All You Need”

  1. Reminds me of King Canute commanding the waves to roll back

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    1. I had to Google King Canute, but I agree about the situation.

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  2. How many garden parties get caught out by the ever changing weather? In my experience–often.

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    1. It’s annoying when that happens

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  3. I went in expecting a sad breakup story, but the humor in this piece was rewarding!

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  4. Love conquers all – with a bit of help from a brolly! Nice one!

    Here’s mine!

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  5. Definitely. Romance in the rain only happens in old movies.

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    1. Maybe it could make a comeback with the ever-changing weather 🤔

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  6. I reckon it would take a lot more than a drop of rain to dampen these two.

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    1. Yup, it would need a downpour 😉

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  7. Dear Bernadette,

    You can’t always depend on the weather people, can you? Cute piece.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Certainly, always better to prepare for the worst (weather)

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  8. Love how you combined both prompts, and brought a sense of voice and humor to this!

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    1. Thanks Damyanti. Glad you enjoyed it.

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  9. Hi,
    that will definitely be one party that she will never forget.
    Nicely written.
    Shalom aleichem

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  10. That was fun! Love and umbrellas and we’re all set!

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  11. Haha, that was funny. Ever since watching ‘Kindergarten Cop,’ I think the word popper is best pronounced with an Arnold Schwarzenegger accent.
    Nancy

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  12. Smiling. And my greedy self OFTEN needs more than love.

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    1. Afterall, love is not all you need 😉

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  13. Lovely and funny. This mini-story is truly amazing.

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    1. Thanks Olga. Glad you enjoyed it.

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  14. A nice humor break! The weather people rarely get it right, at least around here. (Shannon @thewarriormuse dot com)

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    1. It’s the same situation here, but you never know

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  15. Love and umbrellas. Such a tale in so few words. Well done!

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  16. Admire the brevity and humour. Very cool!

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  17. Short and funny! 👍 They should have used a tent. 😄

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    1. According to her, it would have”ruined the vibe”

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  18. I love the humor in this one. A clever take on the prompt!

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    1. Thank you 🙂 Glad you enjoyed it

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  19. That does make me laugh – especially as I am planning a picnic close to my birthday…add to notes ‘rain plans’
    Nicely done.

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    1. Make sure there are lots of umbrellas 😀

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  20. Lovely micro-fiction. Clever twist at the end.
    Thanks for the afternoon smile! 😉

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    1. Glad it made you smile 😀

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  21. Thanks for this. You explore a whole day (leading up to the party and then the party) in brilliantly few words. Well done.

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  22. It was lovely to read a short and funny response to the WEP prompt.

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  23. Hi Bernadette – if one doesn’t plan for both incidences, especially here in the UK, the splash is like to come. Fun take on the prompt … planning – an imperative … cheers Hilary

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  24. A short but entertaining piece – it’s always the weather!

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  25. Clever of you to have combined both prompts. Btw why do weather forecasts mostly go wrong?

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    1. 🤷 Guess it’s a mystery for another time?

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  26. I appreciate all of the humor in so few words. Well done!

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    1. Thanks Jackie 🙂 Happy to hear

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  27. Love and rain go hand in hand in most Indian movies! 🙂

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    1. Yes! But usually not in this way though 🤔

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  28. This was fun. Romance and rain.

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  29. Hilarious and true. Nice job.
    Hope you’re having a great day! My latest post has my theme for the April #AtoZChallenge (I’m writing speculative fiction and looking for prompts).
    At Operation Awesome we have the #PassOrPages query contest going on (friends or enemies to lovers Romance).
    Looks like I’ll be very busy the next few weeks!
    March quote: “Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” – Mark Twain

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    1. All the best 🙂 I’ll probably try the A to Z next year

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  30. Typical, but hope is always a good thing!

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    1. Not without preparations though

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