Friday Fictioneers – Belinda’s Window


“But someone will notice.” Harvey’s tremolo betrayed his agitation.

Tim waved a dismissive hand. Nobody, he explained, ever went into the overgrown back courtyard.

This is how it had been between them since they were boys, Tim bold and buccaneering, Harvey practical and cautious.

They brought the giant periscope in pieces, assembling it in the courtyard until it reached Belinda’s window. Harvey took first peek.

“Curtains,” he moaned. “We didn’t reckon on those.”

Tim beamed. “Moths,” he said. “We’re going to need moths.”


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

39 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Belinda’s Window

  1. Where there’s a will, there’s a way! My response also went down this path but took things a little further. I loved the back story to created to their friendship btw, especially in such a short piece. It helps create a sense of familiarity.
    Best wishes,

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