Posts tagged ‘love’

Something To Tell

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 29 May 2020

David Stewart
Photo Credit: David Stewart

 
Nathan had deep feelings for Kelsey, but she didn’t have any idea. His love was like a flower not allowed to blossom.

“Why don’t you tell her? Erick asked.

“I’m not ready.”

“And when would that be? After you’ve earned your degree and gotten a well-paying job?”

“You can say that.”

“That’s baloney. By then, she’s gone and out of sight.”

One afternoon, Nathan found Kelsey in the library alone by herself. She waved him over.

“Erick said you have something to tell me. Is that true?”

“I do.”

Finally, it was springtime and all was right in the world.

May 27, 2020 at 1:25 pm 30 comments

Childhood Friend

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 17 April 2020

Roger Bultot
Photo Credit: Roger Bultot

 
Before moving to California with his family, Paul went looking for his childhood friend to say goodbye.

He found her on the rooftop of their apartment building looking down below with the early summer breeze playing with her hair.

“Is it time?” Clara said.

“I’m afraid so. I promise to write often.”

“Hah! Say it only when you really mean it.”

They corresponded through high school until life’s new realities took hold.

Back in New York many years later, Paul visited the old neighborhood. He was hoping to reconnect with Clara only to find out that she was already married.

April 15, 2020 at 10:17 am 51 comments

First Love

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 3 April 2020

Douglas M. MacIlroy
Photo Credit: Douglas M. MacIlroy

 
Tommy was lying in bed when he got a call. It was from Sara.

“I’m sorry that your grandfather had passed away.”

“Me too.”

“It must hurt really bad. I know he was your hero.”

He remained quiet and didn’t respond.

“Are you still going to the senior prom?”

“I’m not planning on it.”

“That’s understandable. I’ve decided not to go either.”

Sara then told him she would always be there for him.

It was from that moment their relationship changed to something more than friends. They became inseparable until he joined the army to fight in the great war.

April 1, 2020 at 9:29 am 38 comments

Bittersweet

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 22 February 2019

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
Photo Credit: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

 
Coming home was bittersweet. It brought back memories of the girl who inspired me to rise above my circumstances.

Her name was Rosabella. When we were kids, we were the best of friends. It didn’t matter that she was the village chief’s daughter.

Falling in love with her made me realize we had less in common. Her family was rich while mine was dirt poor. I started to drift away.

I left to work overseas. A decade later, I had saved enough money to start a business.

Rosabella was happily married now. I made it but lost her in return.
 

February 20, 2019 at 9:36 am 46 comments

Better Dead Than Alive

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 4 May 2018


Note:In a few hours, I’ll be going to the airport to catch my flight overseas. Please accept my apologies if I can’t participate in the coming weeks. I’ll be back soon.

Karen Rawson

Photo Credit: Karen Rawson
 
From a distance, Amos watched with longing as Sara tended the vegetable garden in her backyard. He made sure she didn’t notice him.

Sara thought he had died in the Battle of Gettysburg and was buried in an unmarked grave leaving her in deep sorrow. He did survive but with a face so disfigured he felt he was better dead than alive.

After all these years, Amos could see that she had moved on. She was happily married with a family of her own.

Amos took one last drag off his cigarette and left as quietly as he had come.
 

May 2, 2018 at 9:00 am 20 comments

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