Friday, June 15, 2012

WOODED PATH


Above is Madison Wood's Friday Fictioneers photo prompt titled: PATH (6/15/12)


Below is my 100-word story inspired by Madison's beautiful photo.


                                    **** WOODED PATH ****


We hadn't seen each other since childhood and chatted lightly; reminiscing; while strolling along a wooded path. Now, in his mid-twenties, he was tall with movie star looks, a solid athletic physique, thick, tousled, sun-kissed hair, a Cary Grant dimple in his square chin, sensitive eyes and a killer smile. His jughead ears were no more. 


He stopped abruptly, placed his hands on my face, opened his heart and all in one breath, said he loved me, proposed marriage and if I refused, he would become a priest. Secretly engaged to his cousin, I was rendered speechless.







59 comments:

  1. Wow! Where's this one going? So many questions! Want to know what happens! Mine's here: http://marilynkaydennis.wordpress.com/madison-woods-friday-fictioneers-witch

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    1. Hi...Tks for stopping by from Australia. Left you a comment earlier.

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  2. Uh-oh: "It's complicated!" I wonder how this turns out...
    Here's mine: http://www.lazuli-portals.com/flash-fiction/expect-the-unexpected

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    1. Hi Joanna ... Thks for visiting. will have to keep everybody guessing as to how it works out. On my way to yours.

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  3. Oh dear that is complicated and I now wonder if she secretly loves him too.

    Here's mine for this week: http://womanontheedgeofreality.com/2012/06/15/friday-fictioneers-visiting-grannys/

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    1. HI...Hm...getting some interesting comments and questions. Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. Very complicated and well written. Here's mine: http://womanontheedgeofreality.com/2012/06/15/friday-fictioneers-visiting-grannys/

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    1. Hi...Thanks for your comments.

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  5. oh no! What will she do now....he would be so disappointed....

    http://writersclubkl.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/friday-fictioneers-do-not-follow-me-home/

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  6. Hi: She is in a pickle, isn't she? Tks for stopping by.

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  7. very nice, indeed! i like childhood sweethearts....they remind me of something haha....here's mine! http://writeforacause.org/2012/06/15/friday-fictioneers-one-road-two-souls/

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  8. Hi Jenine.... Hm...wonder what they remind you of...??? Thanks for stopping by. On my way to yours soon.

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  9. Dear Lora,

    I seem to be in an 'input' mode this early morning in Hawaii. Your first sentence is distracting and might work better as follows, "We hadn't seen each other since childhood and chatted lightly; reminiscing while strolling along a wooded path." Please forgive my presumption if you are not one of those that like said input.

    I think, since she is not yet married, that she should....

    (never mind:)

    Lovely story.

    Aloha,

    Doug

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    1. Hi Doug: Thanks for your input. I had not noticed that the first sentence was awkward and distracting. Wonder why no one else mentioned it...however...rereading it, I see your point, and will change it. I appreciate the critique. Actually, at first I had her secretly engaged to his brother, but that was too tricky...so she got engaged to his cousin instead. I will let the readers decide how she deals with this predicament. Doing down the Link List...will get to you soon.

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  10. Now there's a situation! Nicely done! I haven't posted quite yet.

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    1. Hi Rochelle: Thks for visiting. Isn't this Link List terrific?

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  11. Okay, whenever my comments show up here's my story. http:www.rochelle-wisoff.blogspot.com/2012/06/mothers-gift.html

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    1. Going down the list...will get to yours soon.

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  12. You got me! That was great! Hahaha, I can only imagine the sense of confusion and faint horror.

    Here's mine. http://kaitlinandmichaelbranch.com/2012/06/15/friday-fictioneers-7/

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    1. Hi Kaitlin: Tks for visiting. In fact, I almost had her fainting at the end but figured that would have been a bit too dramatic. LOL. Going down the list.

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  13. This seems like there's more to the story. I hope she figures out what to do!

    Thanks for reading mine! http://wp.me/p1Wqon-aA

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    1. Hi Erin...there is/was more to the story but I'll let the readers decide the outcome.

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  14. You've rendered me speechless here too. Beautiful. Mine is here: http://readinpleasure.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/fridayfictioneers-sacrilege/

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    1. Hi RPleasure. Tks for visiting. Going down the list ... will read yours shortly.

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  15. Hi! It's been a while for me, since I had a lot of family responsibilities to take care of, but it's good to be back!

    Nice description - I love the "jughead ears" sentence! (The photo also blends nicely with your blog background!)

    I'm on the link system, or here:
    http://kbnelson.wordpress.com/2012/06/14/friday-flash-fiction-hot-water/

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    1. Hi Karen: Welcome back !!! Nice to see you again. I changed the template a few days before Madison posted the photo...I'm also amazed at how well it blends. Tks for reading and commenting. Going down the list..will read yours shortly. PS: Isn't this new link system terrific...? Thanks to Madison for setting it up.

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  17. I think the clergyhood is about to see a new recruit. Nicely done.

    http://castelsarrasin.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/given-a-choice-friday-fictioneers-june-2012/

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    1. Hi Sandra: Ahhh...well...since there is more to the story, I am happy to report that the clergyhood never got their hooks into this new recruit. LOL. Tks for visiting. Going down the link list.

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  18. Oh my goodness! My jaw totally dropped at the end. Very, very well done!! Here's mine: http://theforgottenwife.com/2012/06/15/friday-fictioneers-6152012-the-watcher/

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    1. Hi there...lol,,,loved your reaction to the end. Tks for stopping by. Going down the list...

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  19. She's been put in such a difficult position. I really feel for her.

    Mine's here: http://logo-ligi.com/2012/06/15/six-oclock/

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    1. HI Logo: Tks for visiting. I'm hoping my readers will feel for him as well. Working down the list..will read yours shortly.

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  20. Well, I guess I'm sorta bringing up the tail on yours. :-) I can only add "ditto" to the comments that have been given and tell you that I enjoyed it.

    Thank you for commenting on mine.

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    1. Hi Palooski: Glad you enjoyed my story and tks for stopping by.

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  21. as my kids often said "what happens next?"
    You have piqued my curiosity.
    Thanks for stoppong by http://oldentimes.wordpress.com/2012/06/14/fridat-fictioneers/

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    1. Hi oldentimes: Who knows? Depending on future prompts, maybe I can fit in a sequel. Tks for visiting.

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  22. Surprise! Loved it! Thanks for coming by http://oldentimes.wordpress.com/2012/06/14/fridat-fictioneers/

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    1. Hi Oldentimes: Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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  23. Nice twist there, never saw that coming.

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    1. Hi Brandon: Surprise endings are fun. Thanks for stopping by.

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  24. That's one complicated story. What on earth is she going to say? Great job.

    And for your readers here's mine
    http://tollykitsjourney.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/a-walk-in-the-woods-fridayfictioneers-flashfiction/

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    1. Hi Elaine: I put her in some dilemma, eh? lol. Thanks for stopping by.

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  25. Oh no... Speechless indeed. Simple stroytelling. Very Nice. I like! :)
    Thanks for coming by Nifti's Book and leaving suggestions :)

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  26. Hi Nifti...Thanks for stopping by and commenting. See you next week.

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  27. Wow...talk about being ambushed! Nicely told - you set the situation up by telling us how attractive he is, and then turn it around completely. (Though I guess it would make sense for his cousin to be handsome too - runs in the family??)

    Thanks for commenting on my story! (http://newpillowbook.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/friday-fictioneers-a-walk-in-the-woods/).

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    1. Hi Pillowbook: I'll keep you guessing. Both handsome, yes...but which one has the most sex appeal and which one ends up winning her heart? Hm.... Tks for stopping by.

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  28. No pressure! This could go romance or tragedy or, from the expression I'm imagining on her face, screwball comedy from the turning point of this dilemma. So many possibilities from one quick glimpse!

    Thanks for stopping by and Happy Sunday,
    Kathy

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    1. Hi Kathy: Love the possibilities you gave her. The screwball comedy idea made me chuckle. Kudos for the best comments this week.

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  29. Sounds like she's in quite the pickle! Makes me wonder which route she'll take: doom the guy to becoming a priest, or doom herself to becoming a heartbreaker! Either way, she's got it rough.

    http://practicallyserious.com/2012/06/15/friday-fiction…ggest-backyard/

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  30. Hi Derek: Yes, she's in a pickle for sure. Thanks for stopping by.

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  31. Sweet little story with a nice "keep 'em guessing" ending.

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  32. Hi Hugmore: How nice of you to visit and thank you for your lovely comment to my sweet little story.

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  33. Wow you have thrown this wide open - I love it, please write some more!

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  34. Oh dear, I think she has a decision to make.....nice story!

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  35. This is great! Personally, I've no idea what the cousin is like, but from this piece alone - I would marry him! Great description! :)

    My Revision - http://writing-in-the-woods.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/friday-fictioneers-in-woods-revision.html

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