Friday Fictioneers: Dinner Affair (2015.01.16)

Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for the prompt, and Jan Wayne Fields for the photo.

I’d like to thank my mother with this one, for suggesting the names used, and for pointing out the setting of the table, that only four people are expected to sit, not eight… Also, for the relationship aspect, but not how the story went, here; I was thinking something stronger than how it turned out.

“Dinner Affair”
Genre: Dramatic Fiction
100 words
(103 if you count the hyphenated words separately)
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Copyright — Jan Wayne Fields

Five years, Robert thought.

He stood, looking out the window, as he would each mid-day, before his mind fell upon the passing Summer, and less the accident.

But the past was behind him—distant, tattered memories.  He had faring guests, old friends and a girlfriend who long-awaited engagement.

Jack and Melissa couldn’t help wonder about the empty seat.  Robert tried not to think the worst.

Amelia arrived fifty-six minutes late.  Traffic was her excuse, and he believed her.

The day was fair, so he got on his knee, and proposed.  But she turned away.  His friends knew about the affair.

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All participation is welcome.  The goal is to write a three-part story in 100 words or less.  You’re also encouraged to “think outside of the box.”

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16 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: Dinner Affair (2015.01.16)

  1. On the one hand, I’d say it’s better it happened this way before they tied the knot! It’s not a good sign if the bride-to-be shows up late for such a special dinner. Well done!

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  2. Too bad, but I agree it’s better he find out something’s wrong before he marries her. The friends were in a difficult position, but someone should have told him. Good story and well done. 🙂 — Suzanne

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