Wednesday, June 14, 2017

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Post 1548. Wednesday June 14

Friday Fictioneers



The moon beckons me through a gap in the curtains. I leave my bed, descend the stairs and stroll past the pool where late night revellers drunkenly sit, clutching empty glasses.

On the deserted beach pebbles crackle beneath my feet. I dip my toes in the water and gaze towards the shimmering horizon.

Someone takes my hand and leads me to a crooked rock. Back to back, we sit. Minutes go by. An hour. No words pass our lips, no need. When I glance over my shoulder she is gone.

I wander back to my hotel room, tightly close the curtains and slumber 'til dawn. Contented, satisfied.

For now.




For Friday Fictioneers which is hosted by Rochelle. This week's photo is provided by Dale Rogerson.




49 comments:

  1. Dear Keith,

    True friends don't need to speak with words. Companionable silence is conversation enough at times. Nicely done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

    https://rochellewisoff.com/2017/06/14/16-june-2017/

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  2. Intriguing... could almost be a dream.

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  3. This is incredibly peaceful. Well done.

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  4. Well done image of peace and companionship.

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  5. An amazing play of words Keith. Loved it!

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  6. That was a very enjoyable and evocative read Keith.

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  7. Hi Keith - glad you were able to walk past the revellers ... and not let them interfere with your story ... sounds an ideal scenario ... companionable peace ... cheers Hilary

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    1. I'm usually one of them! Cheers Hilary

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  8. So you finally met up with the woman in the window.

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  9. I felt every moment of that scene.

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  10. Love the sense of this.. I hardly know if it's for real

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  11. Like a dream . I like the poetic delicacy running through the story .

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  12. An interesting, dreamy, story. Almost mystical with the mysterious and silent partner.

    Here's mine if you're interested - https://michaelsfishbowl.com/2017/06/16/i-sit/

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    1. Much appreciated Micheal. I'm on my way to yours!

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  13. Well. And you're just going to leave us hanging there?

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  14. It read with a dream-like, ethereal feel. I loved it!

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  15. oooooo! Love this. Definitely atmospheric and intriguing!

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  16. she must have left because she became impatient waiting for him to make a pass at her. :)

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  17. Lovely story Keith, so calm and sweet - a perfect isolation. Lovely stuff

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  18. What a lovely story of peace and serenity. Although, the 'For now' at the end hints at something ominous to follow.

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  19. I could have read more on this one. Your descriptions took me at the beach where I felt a quietness.
    Beautiful writing ...
    Isadora ��

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  20. I agree, it does have a dream like quality.

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  21. This sounds straight out of a fairy tale. meeting a friend/soulmate at night on a a a BEACH. Intriguing .

    http://ideasolsi65.blogspot.in/2017/06/the-siren.html

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  22. So peaceful, and an almost spiritual friendship here.

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  23. A case where two people are perfectly at home with each other. Sometimes it's all that's needed. Good writing, Keith. :) --- Suzanne

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