A Match Made in Heaven

Copyright Magaly Guerrero


He smiles tenderly at his young bride.

“If you desire them, you shall have them, beloved,” he says, indicating the gleaming dancing shoes in the shop window, “but you must promise you will dance for me every day.”

She hugs him gratefully.

That evening, sipping champagne on their balcony overlooking the sea, she reaches for his hand.

“How will you feel, dearest, when I am no longer young enough to dance for you?”

He unfurls her fingers to kiss her palm.

“Why, the same way you’ll feel, my love, when I am no longer rich enough to buy dancing shoes.”

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About Sandra

I used to cruise the French waterways with my husband four or five months a year, and wrote fiction and poetry. Now I live on the beautiful Dorset coast, enjoying the luxury of being able to have a cat, cultivating an extensive garden and getting involved in the community. I still write fiction, but only when the spirit moves me - which isn't as often as before. I love animals, F1 motor racing, French bread and my husband, though not necessarily in that order.
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71 Responses to A Match Made in Heaven

  1. Tit for tat. Much liked, Sandra


  2. Dear Sandra,

    They sound like a lovely pair. I love his answer. Beautiful story.




  3. michael1148humphris says:

    They should do well together. Your story made me smile, thank you


  4. neilmacdon says:

    A well-balanced vintage, sweetness and acidity in harmony


  5. What??? A tender love story with no terrible twist at the end? Who are you and what have you done with Sandra? 🙂


    Liked by 3 people

  6. Promises, promises! Well done.


  7. Joe Owens says:

    Does her love only equal the depth of his riches? Dance for me while I still have a penny! I like it Sandra.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Sandra, your stories touch me. I’m in awe each week. Please tell me you’re writing a longer work.


    • Sandra says:

      Thank you Kecia. I appreciate that, coming from you. No, I’m not writing a longer work, I’m afraid. If it were just about writing books, I’d gladly do that, but these days there’s so much ancillary work to be done, (promotional/publicity etc, which would be a complete nightmare for me) it would turn the task into a penance and not a joy.

      Liked by 1 person

  9. emmylgant says:

    Dance me to the end of love…
    I really like the ambiguity of the last line which leaves me the choice to believe it was true love or a trade. Great story.


  10. granonine says:

    Perfect. Reminds me of The Gift in which she sells her hair to buy his gift, and he sells something to buy her combs for her hair. Been a long time, can’t remember details. Anyway–nicely done 🙂


  11. Mike says:

    I think she’s met her match here. A great tale Sandra.


  12. Sue says:

    Lovely, gentle tale.,.,but so unlike the Sandra we have grown used to!!


  13. At least he knew, that doesn’t happen to often. 🙂


  14. MMMmmmm…. A gold digger?


  15. gahlearner says:

    An honest trade and no illusions. At least not from his side.


  16. subroto says:

    I can’t recall who said this but ages ago I had read this reply by a famous old ballet dancer who was asked how she felt about not dancing anymore. Her reply was “my child I move with remembered beauty”.
    Nice one Sandra.


  17. Rommy Driks says:

    The way you wrote it was quite clever, inviting the reader to see if the glass was half full or half empty. I can easily see how this could be both tender sentiment or sardonic rebuke. Either way, yes they’d be well suited for each other.


  18. This is a very complex tale… since we don’t know the exact nature of their relationship, or what the exchange actually means. If he is just being playful, the story is sweet and their relationship is wonderful. But if they are both being serious, well… then we need to start thinking about bought affection, about how much they truly care about each other, about what she’s grateful, about what will happen to her once her limbs aren’t what he wants. The same goes for him and his money. You’ve packed so much into these short lines.


  19. Rowena says:

    That is so beautiful. My daughter dances, which has taken me beyond the edges of dance…dancers who marry other dancers, dancers snapped up by wealthy men. These two sound lovely.
    xx Rowena


  20. Touche … my dear. Men do like them – some high heeled shoes.
    I enjoyed the way you wove this tael, Sandra. Muy Bueno …
    Isadora 😎


  21. Great response. I don’t think he has any illusions!


  22. draliman says:

    Ha, nice switch around!

    Liked by 1 person

  23. rgayer55 says:

    As you can imagine, here in Arkansas we dance barefoot. That saved me a bundle in buying shoes for Connie. I’ll have enough left to buy her a cane, when the time comes.


  24. Dale says:

    I love that this can be taken more than one way. If we choose it to be so, it is sweet!


  25. Liz Young says:

    I hpe they’re both right.

    Liked by 1 person

  26. shivamt25 says:

    She’ll be like, “He’ll do!” ;-P
    Awesome little tale!


  27. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover says:

    Wow that last line surprised and saddened me, I had thought it was a story of real love until that line.


  28. Parul says:

    I can almost see these two talking, hint of a smile at the corner of his lips.. Witty couple!

    Liked by 1 person

  29. James says:

    Love isn’t the abilities of a young woman or the wealth of an old man.

    Liked by 1 person

  30. Lynn Love says:

    We all bring different things to a relationship and these things can change over time. Changing together and accepting those changes, that’s the tricky part. Lovely tale Sandra. I have a feeling they’ll be together a long time


  31. Oh, I loved this – even though I’m not sure of either of their responses.


  32. yuhublogger says:

    The perfect pair! Lovely story.

    Liked by 1 person

  33. plaridel says:

    I think they truly deserve each other. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  34. Michael Wynn says:

    Whilst everyone’s saying they are the perfect pair and I understand where they are coming from, shouldn’t he be giving with love and without demanding so much in return?


  35. That’s so cute, Sandra. For a moment, I thought that his young bride was going to fall off the balcony, then I realised that you were taking a week off dark twists and writing something truly romantic 😉


  36. A lovely story Sandra and an exquisite last line


  37. Sarah Ann says:

    I hope those days don’t arrive or, if they do, that they don’t cause too much disappointment for either party.


  38. Dahlia says:

    Such a sweet story 🙂


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