Sunday Photo Fiction is a weekly challenge presented by my old friend Al Forbes.
The idea is to write a short story (200 word max) inspired by what you see in his picture (below).
I am travelling again this week, but not through time.
Just remembering a trip I once made across the great waters.
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Pete and I decide to do the USA, just the two of us.
We are surprised but unconcerned to see Marie at the airport.
She is pretty and lively, but this is a guy’s trip, we don’t expect to see her after we land in San Francisco.
But, somehow, she is there when we ride the cable cars, and visit the Golden Gate and Alcatraz.
When we eventually move north to Portland, Oregon, she tags along.
She is never any trouble, pays her way, mucks in, shares everything, including our room when finances dictate.
I grow to like her, then start to feel more.
We can’t, she says, what about your friend?
But in a motel in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, we all have separate rooms.
I can wait no longer, tiptoe to her door.
I hear their voices.
And that unmistakable laughter.