Friday Fictioneers: Write a 100-word story based on the prompt.
When Derek fell for LucyMae, he immediately introduced her to his wife.
“Look, Mandy.” His tone was reverent; his eyes betokened lust. “Isn’t she gorgeous?”
“Good gosh.” Mandy touched the hull. “Water, water everywhere and all the boards did shrink. Where does the albatross sit?”
“Hydrate her, the boards’ll plump up.”
“They’re rotten. . . . What’s that thingy?”
“It’s a . . . I’ll fix her.”
He switched on pleading puppy eyes.
Sigh. “Okay.” Mandy took his arm. “Let’s go look at that treadle sewing machine I want.”
“You can’t sew.”
“No. But it was love at first sight.”
Every Wednesday, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields issues the Friday Fictioneers challenge. She posts a picture prompt and invites readers to write stories of 100 words or fewer and to post them on their blogs the following Friday. This week’s prompt is here (scroll down the page to see it). Rochelle’s story follows it.
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(Friday is the official post date, but Thursday is fine, too. :-))
16 thoughts on “100 Words: Lovestruck”
“It’s a…. I’ll fix her.” This line tells the tale. Love wants what love wants. Well done.
A tale of quid pro quo. Nicely done. 🙂
I didn’t know that’s what it would be when I started out. Thank you.
Touché. This sounds like some conversations I’ve had with my husband. I think she’ll get more mileage out of the sewing machine. 😉 I enjoyed your well-written story.
The sewing machine can at least be displayed as an antique. I don’t know where he’ll hide the boat. Thanks much for your comment.
Mandy is wise to use his lust for LucyMae to garner herself a sewing machine. She sounds as though she’ll get a lot more use out of her toy than he will out of his.
Your play on The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner was excellent and made me guffaw. Well done.
I’m glad you liked the Ancient Mariner. I cut entire sentences so that could stay in. Thanks for your comment.
great story. i must admit the first line had me thinking he was a swinger:)
Wonderful! That’s exactly what I wanted you to think. Thanks for commenting.
Tit for tat you could say… I think the sewing-machine might turn out to be a better investment.
Now that’s a lady who knows how to get what she wants. I hope they both enjoy their little love affairs. Nicely told.
I liked the negotiation… well not so much a negotiation as an ultimatum. The best kind in these matters. Nicely done.
Dear Kathy, Great story. She definitely knows how to get her way, I hope! Smart gal! Nan 🙂
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