Friday Fictioneers – Courtship

PHOTO PROMPT © Bradley Harris

“Got a trout for you,” he said brusquely.

He shuffled at the door and coughed.

I took the glistening silver fish from him. “That’s kind.”

The man seemed to be waiting for something. Did he want payment?

“Will you come back this evening and share with me?” I suggested.

Demasiado pequeno. Too small for both.”

“I’ll make roast tatties, lots of them.”

“Alright, entonces,” he said, almost grudgingly.

There was no telling what was in the man’s mind. Still isn’t, and we’ve been married now these twelve years.


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

59 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Courtship

  1. Loved the last line – great misdirection there towards suggesting this is courtship, but it’s marriage. One thing I’ve learned about marriage – that you need to throw out the pictures of how it should be.

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  2. I know that giving gifts is one of the love languages, apparently – just forget how many there’s supposed to be. Not sure about the trout, but it obviously did the trick. A very entertaining story and engaging characters.

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