The Engagement - An account from the free society Full title: The Engagement: A verbal account from the free societyThe Engagement - An account from the free society2 hours ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
The following account takes places somewhere around the year 2100 and is 99% dialogue.
Sophie took off her sandals and placed them besides her. She laid on the lush grass, stretched her toes and looked over the free city of Bern.
‘ So if we get engaged in Bern, do we have to do anything really formal?’ she asked.
‘ Well, we’ll be asked to register with the Swiss Reformed Church and make a thoughtful donation, but no one will force us’ Noah replied, coming down from a tree. ‘ You know we don’t even have to register with anyone. It’s more of a tradition so the neighborhoods, companies and religious denominations know we’re together.’
‘ Have any good ideas about how it should go?’ Sophie continued with a smile.
‘ How about this: we go on a small pilgrimage to temples, churches, mosques and whatever we can find. We leave a small donation