Things – 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, the standard, and the prompt photo.
The idea, as always, is to write a story of around 100 words based on the picture below, which this week is supplied by Jan Wayne Fields.

@ Jan Wayne Fields

Click here to hear the author read his tale:

Things

Like a walk in the park…
The first days of love’s young dream, strolling hand in hand under sunshine and rainbows, through lush grass sprinkled with daffodils and daisies
Like a kiss in the dark…
As passion grows we’re wrapped in each other’s arms, fingers stroking through tumbling locks
Like a sailboat ride…
The ultimate romantic honeymoon, a yacht in Mediterranean moonlight, enjoying Ibiza, St Tropez, Capri, the Greek Islands
What about the night we cried…
Well, I did anyway, after you went overboard.
Your body was never found.
Unsurprisingly.
Luckily I do a great line in crocodile tears.

Note:
For an unrelated project, I have recently been trawling through the music of the Sixties. This was inspired by the superb Bobby Darin:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5OEa9DV4wY

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42 Responses to Things – Friday Fictioneers

  1. Tessa says:

    Oh wow! I love these types of stories from you. The twists are superb!

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  2. Wow, that took a surprising turn. I enjoyed that. I also enjoyed the Bobby Darin song. =) Hope you are doing well, CE!

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  3. plaridel says:

    i wonder what did she do or didn’t do to deserve that fate.

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  4. liz young says:

    That romance fizzled out rather quickly!

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  5. Was the honeymoon that bad?

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  6. draliman says:

    Oh dear heh heh 🙂 Classic CE Ayr twist!

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  7. The unfolding of the couples relationship was very romantic, CE.
    But, the twist was perfection. I enjoyed this tale. Happy New Year 2021 … Be Safe 😷
    Isadora 😎

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  8. rogershipp says:

    Oh my!!! That was wuite unexpected! Grand twist. Enjoyed.

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  9. Dora says:

    After all that whoop-de-do, sure hope the insurance company paid up!

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  10. James McEwan says:

    Perhaps a complete figment of his imagination to compensate for rejection. I wonder!

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  11. pennygadd51 says:

    Splash and gone! Your descriptions of the couple are vivid.

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  12. C.E.Assasin strikes again. You’ll be going down in history at this rate.

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  13. elmowrites says:

    ooh, that last line is a killer!

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  14. Michael says:

    Yes great use of the themes from music. Crocodile tears indeed.🙂

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  15. granonine says:

    Amazing how those tunes from so long ago stay alive in one’s brain!

    This is chilling–not surprising, from you, CE, but I think this is one of your best 🙂

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  16. Tannille says:

    Great flow to the story. So much for romance.

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  17. Sandra says:

    They don’t write ’em like they used to. Unfortunately your characters do pretty much despatch their victims with supreme finesse.

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  18. Dear CE,

    You have a flare for romance with a twist.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  19. Iain Kelly says:

    You old romantic CE!

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  20. trishsplace says:

    I love the tip toeing through the romantic arc and then TWIST 🙂

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  21. neilmacdon says:

    Great use of the song

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