Friday Five with @meganslayer #writing #writingprompt #shortstory #LGBTQ

You can find the other short pieces to the prompt here: Join in! It’s a lot of fun! Here’s my contribution:

Aaron stared at himself in the mirror. He wasn’t sure if the costume would be good enough. He wanted to look perfect for the event and details mattered. How best could he articulate his affection for Steve unless he wore this ridiculous costume? Didn’t everyone wear a bright red heart suit when going to propose to his boyfriend of five years–his favorite person in the entire world?

He stepped out of the bedroom and strode across the living room to the back porch. When he crossed the threshold to the back patio, he stumbled. Darn his nerves.

“What are you doing?” Steve tipped his head. “Aaron? What are you wearing?”

“I wanted to ask you something.” Aaron fortified his nerves. “It’s…I need to tell you something.”

“What?” Steve sank onto the half-wall ringing the patio. “You’re confusing me. It’s not Valentine’s Day. What’s going on?”

“I…” Damn it. “Will you marry me?”


He dropped to one knee and offered the ring. “Will you marry me?”

“You’re serious?” Steve’s eyes lit up. “You are.”

His hands shook. “What do you think?” God. This was the hardest thing he’d ever done. “Steve?”

Steve’s eyes misted over and he grinned, then held out his left hand. “I will happily marry you.”

Aaron slid the ring on his boyfriend’s finger. At least he hadn’t stumbled over asking the question. He stood and embraced Steve. The proposal hadn’t gone the way he’d expected, but he hadn’t been turned down.

Score one for the home team.

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