Friday Fictioneers – Hunter’s Moon

Photo Prompt © Renee Heath

Organising it took ages. The same corner table in Marcel’s; the red dress; the precise day. A cloudless sky with hunter’s moon. But love finds a way.

My woman sits by the window, half illuminated by the restaurant’s discreet lamps, but already silvered by the moon outside. She is becoming one with the night. On the beach beyond, some creature cries, stitching the present to a timeless past.

“Did you bring her here?” she asks. “Your ex, Louise. Before she …”

Everything is the same. Now I will ask her the question. By her answer she will merge with Louise.


Friday fictioneers is a weekly challenge set by Rochelle Wisoff Fields to write a 100-word story in response to a photo prompt. You can find other stories here

89 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Hunter’s Moon

  1. Very cleverly done, Neil. The unnamed woman who is to become Louise – or is she? You hint that maybe she is realising just how pathological the relationship is becoming when she asks whether he had brought Louise to Marcel’s. I hope she leaves quickly, because a disappointed obsessive is likely to be very, very nasty…
    Super writing, and a delight to read.

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