Bonfire at Night – 100 word fiction

cars-in-sand Prompt

Summer ’15. Those half buried cars stood up from the meadow like a strange artifact. We were drawn to them at dusk like birds seeking shelter for the night.  Kids from different towns.  Meeting up in a free zone.  I saw her by the bonfire. She looked up. My life would never be the same.  Father would never approve.  I didn’t care. I was terrified, but approached her anyway. I’m a terrible dancer. Luckily she was worse. Eventually giving up the dance, we walked out of the firelight. Holding hands in the dark. The world would be ours one day.

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  1. uehobbyist says:

    Rochelle sets us a one hundred word flash fiction challenge, prompted by a photo, every week. Come and have a go, if you think you’re bard enough.

    https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/

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  2. A love story blooms, lovely. I liked that she couldn’t dance either. That’s me! 🙂

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    1. uehobbyist says:

      I love a women who are not afraid to show their imperfections. 🙂

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  3. Vinay Leo R. says:

    A happily after seems on the horizon 🙂 At least, I hope it is.

    My Fictioneers’ Story

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    1. uehobbyist says:

      I’d like to think so. 🙂

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  4. Lovely. Summer ’15 – those days to remember. And great romance.

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    1. uehobbyist says:

      Summer is my favorite time of the year. We all had a place like that in those past days.

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  5. micklively says:

    I like the way this develops: so much from so few words.

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  6. Dear Unhobbyist,,

    Welcome to Friday Fictioneers. Relationships can happen in strange ways. Nicely done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. uehobbyist says:

      Thank you Rochelle. This is an interesting concept for a challenge 🙂

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  7. Ah, a nice story – I hope they stay together.

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    1. uehobbyist says:

      Thanks. As the author, I can assure you they live happily ever after.

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  8. I like how you had kids from all over meeting in the free zone. Nice.

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    1. uehobbyist says:

      Thank you.I like to think that those teenagers are forging their own networks outside of what we adults are trying to train them to.

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  9. A very interesting couple. Like to know what happens. Perhaps a follow-up?

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    1. uehobbyist says:

      I want them to have a happy ending.

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  10. rgayer55 says:

    I remember meeting other teenagers at places out in the sticks, swimming holes, etc. Great memories. Welcome to FFF.

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    1. uehobbyist says:

      I didn’t notice the genre suggestion until after I published this one. Still a good memory for me as well. Although I grew up near the beach. the premise was the same: finding a place to congregate.

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