Last night was a special night for us. As a surprise Christmas present, Him Indoors gave me two tickets for the opera. Of course, I took him with me. I wore my new red dress and he wore his tweed jacket, a white shirt and a red and blue tie. We went out for a meal, a Bavarian restaurant in the city centre. I had some cordon blue and Him Indoors had snitzel, together with a wheat beer for me and a lager for Him. Then we walked around town, the Christmas market was gone, but some stands were still there, selling warm mulled wine and pretzels. We reached the National Theatre, still quite early, so we took some photos of the area, with all the lights. We went in, we ordered 2 glasses of Chardonnay and sat at the table with a long stem of fresh red rose. The bell rang and the opera started. It was “La Boheme” by Puccini. The orchestra was practicing their tunes, people coming in the theatre and the whole place was wonderful. We had great seats at the parquet, near the orchestra pit, at the middle. The opera was great – Mimi, Rodolfo, Marcelo and Muzetta – they were all brilliant. I ended up in tears when Mimi died. A great night, indeed!
It was “La Boheme”
The pleasure it offered us
Music was superb
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Short Story Prompt:
They went to the movie theater every week, but today something was different…
there’s something strange. At first she thought it was coincidence, then as it went on, she stopped and think. “This can’t be right. It’s the story of my life, from when I was born, until now.” Then, the people in the film woke up, got out of the stage and asked: “What are you going to do now? Will you tell him…?” He looked at her, puzzled, and asked: “What’s this about?”