Posts tagged ‘love’

Senior Prom

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 27 November 2020

Susan Eames
Photo Credit: Susan Eames

A week before the senior prom, Claire broke her leg in a freak accident that left her in a wheelchair.

She looked forlorn trying her new dress bought for the occasion.

“Why spend your time sulking?” Josh, her new boyfriend, asked. “Let’s go anyway and enjoy our classmates make a fool of themselves on the dance floor.

“Are you sure?”

“One hundred percent. Besides, you know I can’t dance. I’ve got two left feet.”

“It’s a deal!” Claire exclaimed, her face lighting up with excitement.

It was a moment when she felt something real. She realized he was for keeps.

November 25, 2020 at 12:28 pm 38 comments


For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 20 November 2020

Sarah Potter
Photo Credit: Sarah Potter

Ryan thought it was time to take their friendship to the next level, but Sabina refused.

They met on the first day of school. The moment he laid eyes on her he was hooked. She stood out dressed modestly and wearing a hijab.

In spite of the cultural differences, they became fast friends sharing their love of Shakespeare and the classics.

“I’m sorry, Sabina said, “but it’s going against our family tradition.”

The rejection hit him hard. But he wasn’t one to walk away. He was determined to help her break free from the shadow of outdated beliefs and practices.

* * *


November 18, 2020 at 9:42 am 40 comments

First Encounter

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 30 October 2020

J. Hardy Carroll
Photo Credit: J. Hardy Carroll

In a rush to find her locker, Ella slipped and dropped her backpack scattering the contents on the floor.

“It looks like you need help.” Ella heard a voice as she gathered her stuff.

She turned and saw this nerdy looking boy in thick glasses.

Before she could say anything, he was already on his knees helping out.

“I’m John,” he said. “And you are?”

“Ella, my name’s Ella.”

Twenty years later and happily married, they still got a kick out of the first time they met.

“I slipped and you fell for me,” Ella said with a hearty laugh.

October 28, 2020 at 11:29 am 30 comments

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

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