Friday Fictioneers: Undecided

It’s that time of the week again. This was written for Friday Fictioneers. Friday Fictioneers is a challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields to write a 100-word story inspired by the below photo prompt.

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

My first thought was the video for Chris Brown’s “Undecided,” which got me thinking about domestic violence. Then, the sample from Shanice’s “I Love Your Smile” Scott Storch used in the beat made me think of an amazing smile I haven’t seen for far too long because I was undecided for far too long. Then, I got lost. Then, I remembered my joke about carnies being the most famous people on Epatrus with the best dental plans in Norman Normalson & The Normals. All that somehow got me here.


“I love your smile.” She blushed and giggled and gave him a little shoulder bump. “I’ve missed you. It’s been far too long.”

“Remember that next time you’re undecided.”

“I am completely decided. You’re all I want. You’re all I need.”

“Good. Let’s go on the Ferris Wheel.”

“I will never understand your affinity for the Ferris Wheel.”

“It’s romantic. We can snuggle up in the pod and look out over all the lights.”

“It’s slow.”

“That’s half the appeal. Sometimes you have to take things slow.”

“Whatever you say.”

“You goin’ up alone, sir?”

“Uh… Yeah, it’s just me.”

31 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: Undecided

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    1. I don’t want you to expect the ending. If you want to know a secret, I wasn’t either. I didn’t know where it was going. I don’t think everybody got it. Thank you.


  1. An enigmatic story that seems to be about a young man whose daydreams are intensely vivid. How long can he continue to find satisfaction in his imagination rather than the physical world, I wonder?
    By the way, Nobbinmaug, I see you are from Eereeeneeee. Are you, by any chance, a peacemaker?

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    1. I don’t think he’s satisfied with his reveries, but they’re definitely better than his reality.

      My mouth literally dropped and morphed into a big smile. I never thought anybody would get that. You are officially awesome!

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      1. Thank you for confirming my guess. You’re a good writer, Nobbinmaug. Most of what a good writer chooses to commit to print has significance and my smattering of Greek prompted the guess. I’m glad it pleased you!

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      2. Thank you. Writing is extremely important to me, so your comment means a lot.

        So much of our language is derived from Greek and Latin they’re pretty unavoidable. I’ve studied a little Greek. Learning a language after 4 is so hard. I only remember a few words and some phrases. Miláo lígo elliniká.


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