“You must be a writer,” said the email that Imee just received. “Hmmm, did this, Jack or somebody, even pay attention to what I wrote? My info was lifted from the Bible.” She thought. She was not very impressed, to say the least. However, out of charity, she typed in a polite response to Jack.
“He is too young for me, 30 to my 33 and some. And he is Traditional Catholic! Oh Pharisee of Pharisees,” she told her friends.
Yet, somehow, the emails kept flying back and forth, back and forth.
One day, she asked “Can you send me a picture of yourself?”
When she checked her inbox, her eyes widened in disbelief. “What the… ?” Attached to the mail was a grainy black and white image of a face with distorted features and tongue sticking out.
“I had no available photo so I scanned my face,” he explained unconcerned about how he looked in the picture.
“How unpretentious!” Imee concluded.
So, the emails turned to phone calls; the phone calls into long conversations; the long conversations into a romance.
“We should see each other,” they both agreed after some time.
“He may be a psycho.” Her friends warned her.
“Well, there is really not much crime in Maine, so you should be safe.” Someone said to boost her morale.
“Are you desperate?” were the unspoken words of some.
She was scared but she had to find out.
One day, against some well-meaning advice, she packed her bags and took a 22-hour flight to see Jack.
Their meeting changed the course of their lives.
More than a year later, Imee’s life was packed in three big suitcases. They had all that she would need in her new life. Leaving behind home and all the comforts that went with it, she boarded another long flight. At the end of it waited her Jack, frozen flowers in hand. Together, they walked the aisle to Happily-Ever-After Land.
The above post is my response to Trifecta: Week Thirty Seven’s challenge, i.e., to write a response in 33-333 words using the third definition of the word “FLIGHT” – 3a : a trip made by or in an airplane or spacecraft b : a scheduled airplane trip.
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