Friday Fictioneers: On The Boat

 

 

 

 

 

On The Boat

 

Piero waited on the boat. His breathing was heavy. His leg was shaking involuntarily. Soon a person would arrive. He hoped he would remember all Giovanni told him to do when this first mysterious person arrived …

 

Piero felt his heart beat. He was nervous and trying not to show it.

“Is this boat free?”

He stopped thinking, turned and smiled warmly at a group of three people,

“Good Morning. It is. We cover much of the city of Venice here at Venice City Tours. My name is Piero and I will be your guide today. May I ask your names?”

 

 

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Friday Fictioneers: Summer Romance

PHOTO PROMPT © Jean L. Hays

 

 

Summer Romance

 

I sat by the window. My mind intent on writing a book based on that brief relationship I had three summers ago with the woman who stole my heart. My sense of recall comes through my senses. Smelling the heavy scent of her perfume in my nostrils, the sight of her deep green eyes, the touch of her hand which was both soft and gentle and the soft sound of her voice to my earlobes after we made love in my bedsit flat.

 

 

She gave me a picture as a parting gift reminding me to fly and take life on.

 

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Friday Fictioneers: Searching

PHOTO PROMPT © Connie Gayer

 

Searching

 

Eddie waited for so long to be allowed to dig up this area. Below the surface were the letters Sonia hid from the world so that one day he would find them. Her love letters to Eddie, the man she loved but who was married to Mary. Divorce had not been an option in their day but today with both the women in his life long gone he would retrieve these tokens from the woman he always loved and would not be hurting his best friend Mary in the process. His shovel hit a box. Tears came to his eyes.

 

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Friday Fictioneers: Watching The World Go By

 

 

 

Watching The World Go By

 

Every day I sat watching the world go by. People from all backgrounds zooming by me like their lives depended on the speed of getting from place to place in record time. Quite sad really. Here I sit taking the weight off my feet and looking forward to my shift ending when the doors shut and me and the statue can party. Just a plant and a statue dancing to disco tunes. I do love a bit of Donna Summer. We hope no one comes in. It happened with former manager Bill and he has been in hospital ever since.

 

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Friday Fictioneers Writing Prompt: Custard Cream

 

 

 

 

Custard Cream  

 

The book club sits for coffee.

“I don’t dislike gay people but I wouldn’t like my son to be.”, says Betty.

I’m a gay man and straightforward.

Betty’s a bigot.

I won’t get into this.

Oh god no!

It’ll turn into Dr. Phil or Jeremy Kyle. My fellow book club members won’t allow me and Betty to politely have this out. They’ll say it’s her generation, religion. If those old chestnuts fail, her childhood, how she may not have known love. Instead I look at the glass bowl, hold back my thoughts, say with a smile,

“Another Custard Cream Betty?”

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Friday Fictioneers Writing Prompt: Boots

 

PHOTO PROMPT submitted by Courtney Wright. © Photographer prefers to remain anonymous.

 

 

 

Boots

 

After the long search they found her boots on the wall. The wall was next to the edge of the cliff. She watched them from afar speak of how she jumped or how she had staged her death. She wondered if they would ever know. Probably not, she guessed. She had seen her husband cry false tears as the looky-loos led him away from the scene. Pathetic, she thought. He was all she had in the world and he had repaid her with beatings and mental torture. But no more. She walked right to him and walked through him. Alone. Free.

 

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Friday Fictioneers Writing Prompt: Алексей & Максим

 

 

 

Алексей & Максим

 

It was just past midnight. Soft music transcended over the gentle gusts of wind. Sitting in the cafe on the sidewalk Алексей waited for his boyfriend of three years Максим to arrive. When he joined him he discreetly proposed and Максим put the engagement ring in his pocket.
“My savings are getting higher. We should be out of here in the fall.”, Алексей whispered.
“So are mine. Stay safe till then. Then the rest of our future can begin for real.”, Максим whispered back.
They blinked their eyes at each other twice, their secret public code for I love you.

 

 

Author’s Note: Although the picture isn’t of Russia, this story is set in Russia and Алексей and Максим are dreaming of going to a country where they’ll feel more safe. 

 

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