Friday Fiction: The Ins & Outs of Love

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Photo prompt copyright: Kelly Sands

The Ins And Outs of Love

They lie on their backs in her garden, watching the storm clouds roll by. It was Kate’s idea, she saw it in a film and hopes Sam will think her quirky, cool and romantic. Sam thinks it’s weird, but stays because he’s hoping for some action.

Kate is in love; Sam is in lust.

He makes his move…

Kate is inexperienced; Sam is in luck.

Her clothes slide off and he slides on…

Kate is in the buff; Sam is in Kate.

Something’s happening deep inside her…

Kate is in trouble.

Sam is in a taxi, heading out of town.

 

(100 words)

 

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For those who don’t know, Friday Fictioneers is a challenge to write a 100 word story from a picture prompt. It’s hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, and anyone can play. Thanks for hosting, Rochelle! Check out the link below to see what other fictioneers did with this week’s prompt.

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Friday Fiction: #callingmrcupid

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photo prompt: Claire Fuller

Photo prompt: Claire Fuller

 

#callingmrcupid

The words flashed on the screen, the ones she’d been dreading for weeks. She’d been thrilled to discover online dating, and even more thrilled when she’d been matched with Derek. They chatted every day, sometimes late into the night. But now the moment had come:

derek_132: Let’s meet.

Her heart raced and sank in equal measures. She knew it would be a disaster, it always was. Men changed when they met her, every man she had ever known, and she couldn’t bear to lose Derek. Still, maybe this time it would be different.

medusa_1: How do you feel about snakes?

 

(100 words)

 

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For those who don’t know, Friday Fictioneers is a challenge to write a 100 word story from a picture prompt. It’s hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, and anyone can play. Thanks for hosting, Rochelle! Check out the link below to see what other fictioneers did with this week’s prompt.

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carpe diem haiku: strawberry

strawberry

 

you are not a fruit

so stop pretending you are,

bloody pseudocarps

 ~

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For Carpe Diem prompt no. 501: strawberry

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carpe diem haiku: ginkgo leaves

ginkgo leaves

 

I take you daily

in tablet form, however

I’ve forgotten why

 

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For Carpe Diem prompt no. 500: ginkgo leaves

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carpe diem haiku: buttercups

buttercups

 held under your chin

yellow means you love butter

as does your wide waist

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For Carpe Diem prompt no. 499: buttercups

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carpe diem haiku: butterfly

butterfly

you used to flit, but

your flitting days are over,

cruel formaldehyde

~

butterfliesFor Carpe Diem prompt no. 498: butterfly

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carpe diem haiku: nakedness & other dangly bits

nakedness

your drooping member

has given me the giggles

please put some clothes on

 

This is for the Carpe Diem Haiku prompt no. 497: nakedness, and it’s my first attempt at haiku. I’m probably not following the complex and myriad rules of haiku, but I enjoyed myself so much that I went back over some of this month’s earlier prompts.

Here’s my Carpe Diem June Catch Up:

nights of summer

drizzle penetrates

we shiver in cardigans

summer in Britain

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after loving

we lie back and smoke

our post-coital cigarettes

then one of us farts

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hot springs

miracle water

disappoints as it’s not quite

hot enough for tea

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kissing

lips slip, noses bump

teeth clash, I wish I could kiss

like they do in films

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breeze

a warm wind cometh

too much broccoli, methinks

better out than in.

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dawn

we watch the sun rise

wide awake, praying for sleep

damned amphetamines

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being lazy

I bought a stair-lift,

there’s nothing wrong with my legs

I just can’t be arsed.