Bookmark – 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.
And the prompt photo, which this week is
one of my own.
Thank you, m’lady.
The idea, as always, is to write a story of around 100 words based on this picture, below.

© C. E. Ayr


Click here to hear the writer read his words:

Bookmark

I stare at the bookmark.
There are two words written on it.
Two words that mean a lot to me.
But nothing to anyone else.
Or so I have always believed.
The bookmark was inside the book I have in my hand.
A book from the local library.
The library is in a small town in France.
It has a very limited English-language section.
There are very few foreigners here.
I have never met another anglophone.
So I stare at the bookmark.
And the two words.
The two English words that say what I did.
And where I did it.

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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104 Responses to Bookmark – Friday Fictioneers

  1. Indira says:

    Excellent take. On second read I noticed the bookmark.

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  3. Oh, I like that, clever stuff.

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  4. This makes an intriguing thriller. I would not put this book down. Well done!

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  7. Love it! That bookmark caught my eye too.

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  9. Although this story can stand alone, it would be a great beginning for a mystery or thriller, C.E. Thanks for this picture leading to so many good stories. 🙂 — Suzanne

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  10. subroto says:

    Library fines have that impact on me too.

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