Let’s Exchange

By Gypsie-Ami Offenbacher-Ferris

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In response to GirlieOnTheEdge’s 
Six Sentence Story Thursday Link Up!
PROMPT WORD: EXCHANGE
This is a story about two women who loved the same man and the man who loved them, albeit in different ways and with a different type of passion for each, as the women were not at all alike, yet both filled him with joy and happiness and completed him where only one never could. 

The problem of course, was that neither woman knew about the other as one was a wife to the man of many years and the other a girlfriend and lover, also of many years yet, neither had ever discovered the truth in all that time because the man loved and adored both, he was very careful lest he loose one or both of them should they discover the truth about the double life he led.

On Valentine’s Day, toward late afternoon, each of the women received a huge flower arrangement containing their favorite blossoms, red roses for the wife and white daisies with baby’s breath for the girlfriend.

The man left handwritten cards to be delivered with the flowers that day, unfortunately the girl at the flower shop was new and became quite confused about which arrangement went to which woman, and unwilling to admit she was discombobulated, she completed the sale and sent him on his way.

So it was that each lady received the other ladies flowers and the very personal correspondence attached declaring his undying love and commitment to each, except the names were incorrect on each woman’s card.

Much to his surprise, his wife did not ask for a divorce at all, but requested an exchange in that the wife wanted to be the girlfriend and so the girlfriend became the wife and the wife became the girlfriend and the man lived a happy but extremely tiring life for a very, very long time.

26 Comments

  1. Sadje says:

    These women must be very unique! 😅😜

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  2. Fandango says:

    Quite the balancing act the man had, both before and after the mistake made by the girl working at the flower shop.

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    1. Most definitely and stamina as well! 😉

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  3. Brilliant story. Highly original. Well done. 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much Doug! 😊

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  4. jenne49 says:

    I love this. Fun, but lots to think about too.

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    1. Found you finally Jenne! Thank you so much for reading and commenting. It is a choice of relationship that would not be for everyone, this is true. But I do believe it should be a choice and not mandated by the government.

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  5. ladysighs says:

    I think the wife who became the girlfriend made a wise choice. I bet she was tired of picking up after him and doing his laundry. 🙂

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  6. LOL I think in this case, he is an exceptional man in that, he does the cooking and cleaning. The caveat is, the wife has forbidden all sexual contact for many years (menopause) which forced the need for another. I’m thinking the wife loses because now the girlfriend has the wonderful man and the intimacy and the wife will have to fend for herself, something she’s never had to do before. (All theoretical of course!) 😉

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  7. UP says:

    ending well, i think not

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  8. Probably not UP, but thank you for reading and commenting! 🙏

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  9. These usually don’t turn out well. Someone we knew had two wives, each uninformed of the existence of the other until wife #2 was with him at a wedding and his daughter by wife #1 walked up to him and said, “Hi, Daddy!”

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  10. I’m sure and he probably lost both women. Sadly, our culture teaches us this is wrong when in nature, very few animals are monogamous. The caveat is, everyone has to be informed and amiable to the situation before it occurs.

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  11. Liz H says:

    Ha! I like that both women were able to agree on the lives THEY wanted to live. Some adjustment on what the roles look like for each women’s version. No wonder he’s tired. let’s hope he’s happy as well.
    Really well conceived and written!

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    1. Thank you so much Liz! ☺️

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  12. Staarlz says:

    Oh my goodness!

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  13. LOL Staarlz! Any reaction is a good reaction! 😊

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  14. It must be hard in fact, to love two people and give them both equal affection and attention, but judging by how they went on with this… I think he managed well.

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  15. Hi! Thank you for reading and responding. I think the key in this hypothetical arrangement is that the original wife did not want any affection or sexual intimacy so in that regard, he only has intimate relations with one – which makes it easier and more palatable for all involved. I do believe you can love two people, it’s just in slightly different ways. 😉

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  16. Spira says:

    I stumbled upon a quote by Audrey Hepburn, prior to my visit here:
    “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible!”
    Exploring such topics, considered as taboo, can only be beneficial.

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  17. Aubrey Hepburn was a forward thinking woman, much ahead of her time and extremely intelligent. I agree with both of you Spira! Thank you for reading and commenting. 🙏

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  18. Well, it seemed to work out for all. Reminds me of a book I read once called the Secret Lives of Wives. Every marriage is different and as someone said, the women had a say in how they wanted it to go.

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    1. Definitely. For any type relationship to work, there has to be disclosure and open-honest communication. Thank you for reading and commenting D. Avery! 😊

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  19. A positive albeit challenging spin on “love triangle”. Well done, Gypsie-Ami.
    Good to read you at the Six!

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    1. Thank you so very much! 😊

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