Love Song – Friday Fictioneers

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by the wonderful Rochelle, the undisputed master of what I call Sound Bite Fiction.
She sets the weekly challenge, and the standard.
For this week’s prompt she presents us with a photo by Roger Bulltot.
The idea, as always, is to write a story of around 100 words based on th
is picture, below.

© Roger Bulltot

Click here to hear this 1-minute story read by the author:
Love Song

I have a tune in my head.
I know it is an old song, from the Sixties, I think.
And I know it is playing because of her.
The woman I love.
She is beautiful, the eyes, the smile, the hair.
And the legs.
Oh, those legs.
It was, for me, love at first sight.
That will never change.
But she has, I think.
She was sweet, caring, loving.
We did romantic things together, visited my homeland and hers.
But she has become more fractious.
She nags.
She drives me up the wall.
Now I remember the song.
Poison Ivy.

Click here for the original recording by The Coasters

About ceayr

A Scot who has discovered Paradise in a small town he calls Medville on the Côte d'Azur, C.E. Ayr has spent a large part of his life in the West of Scotland and a large part elsewhere. His first job was selling programmes at his local football club and he has since tried 73 other career paths, the longest being in IT, with varying degrees of success. He is somewhat nomadic, fairly irresponsible and, according to his darling daughter, a bit random.
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23 Responses to Love Song – Friday Fictioneers

  1. athling2001 says:

    Ah, the dangerous loss of the heart.

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  2. mandibelle16 says:

    It sounds like many relationships, people start like they’re the cure or the healing you need and up to be toxic,in this case like poison Ivy. Love the song it’s pretty funny too. Hugs

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  3. subroto says:

    Nice one. He needs to give it more time and he will build his immunity. Sensitivity to poison ivy tends to decline with age 😉

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  4. Rowena says:

    Well done, CE. The march of time can be cruel in so many ways and yet it can also be beautiful, having that accumulation of memories and experiences. Yet, I guess that goes into reverse with bad habits and they can grate all too quick as our patience runs out.
    xx Rowena

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  5. I wonder what he did to turn her into a nag??? Nice one!

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  6. Jelli says:

    Had a good chuckle on listening to that one! Loved it.

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  7. granonine says:

    It may start well, but it doesn’t always end well.

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  8. Dear CE,

    Love be’s that way sometimes. No such thing as ‘happily ever after’ is there?

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  9. LOL…funny but sad..but funny 😉

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  10. I didn’t need to listen to the song. I know it so well. Nice la’al story.

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  11. I think that the itch of love has been replaced with a rash… will not work

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  12. rgayer55 says:

    Women marry men hoping they’ll change. Men marry women hoping they won’t. Both are disappointed by the results.

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  13. Brilliant and inspired!

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  14. One thing I love about your stories is that more often than not I end with a silly grin on my face, and it’s just happened again! Brilliant.

    Click to read my FriFic

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  15. Lynn Love says:

    ‘Look out man. she’s crazy!’ Cracking song choice C. And so true of so many love stories – how can people who feel so compitable at the beginning loathe each other so much at the end? Sad but that’s life. Wonderfully turned tale, C

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  16. Sandra says:

    A song of love indeed. 😦 But I think the itch still needs scratching, from the sound of it.

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  17. James says:

    Love changes over time. For some, the only thing that keeps them together is a long shared history.

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  18. Iain Kelly says:

    Haha, a poisoned love story.

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  19. Funny stuff. That’s a pretty raucous song.

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  20. Al says:

    Haha great choice of song. Good song CE.

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  21. neilmacdon says:

    That made me chuckle/

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