Brief Encounter

May 3, 2017 at 2:06 pm 48 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 5 May 2017

Sandra Crook

Photo Credit: Sandra Crook

Sheldon found the young runaway in Union Square shivering in the cold winter evening.

When the 40-year-old bachelor invited her to stay the night at his place, she accepted to his surprise.

She barely touched the pizza he offered. She was so tired all she wanted was to lie down and sleep.

At that moment, she was forbidden fruit ready for the taking.

“Do whatever you want,” she said, “just don’t wake me up.”

Sheldon left to work the night shift. When he returned, she was gone.

“Thanks for being considerate,” she scribbled on the bathroom mirror. “Stay cool, Emma.”

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  • 1. rochellewisoff  |  May 3, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    Dear Plaridel,

    Kudos to Sheldon for being an honorable man. And kudos to you for a story well told.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

    Reply
    • 2. plaridel  |  May 3, 2017 at 7:44 pm

      rochelle:

      it was based on a story told to me by a filipino old-timer in san francisco. he said it happened in the 60s while he was living close to the haight-ashbury district popular with the hippies. it was his christian values that allowed him to stand up to the temptation presented to him.

      Reply
  • 3. yarnspinnerr  |  May 3, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    This one has many forms but the way presented it here is marvelous. Well done.

    Reply
    • 4. plaridel  |  May 4, 2017 at 10:35 am

      yarnspinnerr:

      your comment is deeply appreciated. thank you.

      Reply
  • 5. patriciaruthsusan  |  May 3, 2017 at 11:20 pm

    Good story, Plaridel. Poor girl. I hope she got her life straightened around. Sheldon was a lovely person. People now think of hippies as romantic. It really was usually kids who were hungry and homeless. Even worse, many were doped up. Good writing. —- Suzanne

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    • 6. plaridel  |  May 4, 2017 at 10:38 am

      suzanne:

      for one brief moment, both came out as winners.

      Reply
  • 7. draliman  |  May 4, 2017 at 1:31 am

    Good for Sheldon. I hope Emma gets her life sorted.

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    • 8. plaridel  |  May 4, 2017 at 10:42 am

      draliman:

      sheldon hopes so, too.

      Reply
  • 9. jellico84  |  May 4, 2017 at 5:22 am

    A man of true honor. A rare gem in today’s world.

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    • 10. plaridel  |  May 4, 2017 at 10:42 am

      jelli:

      i totally agree.

      Reply
  • 11. Iain Kelly  |  May 4, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    It’s a sign of the times that I assumed he was up to no good. Glad he turned out to be a better man.

    Reply
    • 12. plaridel  |  May 4, 2017 at 8:45 pm

      iain:

      one thing about human nature. you don’t always know what to expect. 🙂

      Reply
  • 13. michael1148humphris  |  May 4, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    Because of how we feel about society morals today, your story had a great twist. Well done

    Reply
    • 14. plaridel  |  May 4, 2017 at 8:46 pm

      michael:

      i struggled with the 100-word limit. glad it still made sense.

      Reply
  • 15. Sascha Darlington  |  May 4, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    Well done. Glad he surprised me.

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    • 16. plaridel  |  May 4, 2017 at 8:46 pm

      sascha:

      i’m glad the ending surprised you. 🙂

      Reply
  • 17. neelwritesblog  |  May 5, 2017 at 2:42 am

    Nice, clean story with clean characters and clean writing. Kudos, Plaridel.

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    • 18. plaridel  |  May 5, 2017 at 4:47 pm

      neel:

      thank you for reading as usual. i feel encouraged. 🙂

      Reply
  • 19. Keith's Ramblings  |  May 5, 2017 at 3:41 am

    At last a positive tale! Delightful!

    My FF story, Ma Fantaisie Francais!

    Reply
    • 20. plaridel  |  May 5, 2017 at 4:47 pm

      keith:

      a very positive comment! delightful! 🙂

      Reply
  • 21. Christine Goodnough  |  May 5, 2017 at 9:27 am

    Thank heaven she was found by someone like Sheldon. Good storytelling.

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    • 22. plaridel  |  May 5, 2017 at 4:47 pm

      christine:

      i guess she got lucky. 🙂

      Reply
  • 23. Sarah Ann  |  May 5, 2017 at 10:51 am

    As Christine says, thank heaven Emma and Sheldon found each other. Well told.

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    • 24. plaridel  |  May 5, 2017 at 4:46 pm

      sarah ann:

      yes, sometimes the stars converge and the planets aligned.

      Reply
  • 25. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover  |  May 5, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    Nice story that reflects the good in people. Very nice read.

    Reply
    • 26. plaridel  |  May 5, 2017 at 4:46 pm

      life lessons of a dog lover:

      what a great compliment. much appreciated.

      Reply
  • 27. Inside the Mind of Isadora  |  May 5, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    A gentleman … I like that. Well done … : )
    Isadora 😎

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    • 28. plaridel  |  May 5, 2017 at 4:46 pm

      isadora:

      thank you. i’m glad the story didn’t disappoint.

      Reply
  • 29. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)  |  May 5, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    I hope that in reality most men would be happy to offer her a place to sleep…. but I guess predators are common enougjh

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    • 30. plaridel  |  May 5, 2017 at 4:45 pm

      björn:

      i wanted to believe there less predators out there. but…

      Reply
  • 31. rgayer55  |  May 6, 2017 at 5:00 am

    It’s nice to read a story where values and honor are displayed. These are the kind of examples people should be showing the next generation instead of glorifying the opposite.

    Kudos to you for creating a character with strong moral values.

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    • 32. plaridel  |  May 6, 2017 at 3:07 pm

      russell:

      thank you for the great compliment. much appreciated. 🙂

      Reply
  • 33. yuhublogger  |  May 6, 2017 at 10:33 am

    Sheldon is an adorable character! So sweet of him.

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    • 34. plaridel  |  May 6, 2017 at 3:04 pm

      yuhu:

      he should be. i named him after sheldon of the big bang theory tv series. 🙂

      Reply
      • 35. yuhublogger  |  May 6, 2017 at 8:39 pm

        Ha Ha! He is quite a character, isn’t he?

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        • 36. plaridel  |  May 7, 2017 at 6:15 pm

          yuhu:

          i agree. 🙂

          Reply
  • 37. amiewrites74  |  May 7, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    A man with morals. I love it!

    Reply
    • 38. plaridel  |  May 7, 2017 at 6:13 pm

      amie:

      thank you. much appreciated.

      Reply
  • 39. lingeringvisions by Dawn  |  May 7, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    She got lucky. I’m glad you wrote it that way.

    Reply
    • 40. plaridel  |  May 8, 2017 at 10:56 pm

      dawn:

      me, too. 🙂

      Reply
  • 41. Dale  |  May 8, 2017 at 11:47 am

    We need more Sheldons in this world. I would have hated for him to take advantage of her…

    Reply
    • 42. plaridel  |  May 8, 2017 at 10:55 pm

      dale:

      i think there are more sheldons out there if we care to look. 🙂

      Reply
  • 43. mickwynn2013  |  May 8, 2017 at 11:23 pm

    Well told. A man with the principles, well done

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    • 44. plaridel  |  May 20, 2017 at 9:13 am

      mick:

      thank you for reading. sorry for the late reply. i’d been on a trip and just came back.

      Reply
      • 45. michaelwynnauthor  |  May 21, 2017 at 6:41 am

        Hey man, no worries if you were tripping. 🙂

        Reply
        • 46. plaridel  |  May 21, 2017 at 6:14 pm

          mick:

          thanks. i’ll be back on friday fictioneers next week. 🙂

          Reply
  • 47. Sandra  |  May 9, 2017 at 12:52 am

    I think this was one of your best.

    Reply
    • 48. plaridel  |  May 20, 2017 at 9:14 am

      sandra:

      it was very generous of you to say that. sorry for the late reply. i’d been on a trip and just came back.

      Reply

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