Friday Fictioneers – Self-Interest

PHOTO PROMPT – © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

He stared at me for a moment in silence. Then, “Why would anyone do something that wasn’t to their advantage?”

I felt stupid, and scuffed my toes on the linoleum.

“Love?” I muttered, feigning interest in the cruet set.

He laughed. “Love is what we feel when another person satisfies our emotional needs.”

The killer move–I’d die for you. But I left it unvoiced. He’d only say I had a need to win the argument.

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 fiend other stories here.

42 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Self-Interest

  1. The narrator is clearly at a disadvantage in the relationship – and skirting around the subject could get her in a lot of trouble. Sometimes the best course is to concentrate on a different cruet on a fresh table.

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  2. What are you doing away down at 32, and writing in a female voice?
    All that was tricky enough, then your story baffled me.
    Why is she wasting her time, her life, on this egoistic numpty?
    I could maybe arrange a wee accident for next week…

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  3. Unless she is that silly goose who thinks he will come around one day… while she wastes her time. Can’t say I’ve never done that. Thankfully we mature. Or get hurt enough to know better.

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