Friday Fictioneers: Strangers In The Night

This is another Friday Fictioneers production. Hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, each week’s challenge is to write a 100-word story inspired by the photo prompt provided.

I haven’t been very active the last couple weeks, as far as reading other submissions. I’ve been very busy with the A To Z Challenge and a little of this and a little of that. My apologies. I’ll try to be better this week.


PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot

Strangers In The Night

“Dearest, come to me tonight at the stroke of 12. Ascend the ivy to my room. I will be waiting with bated breath, my love.”

He ran around town showing the note to everyone he knew and even a few strangers.

He rushed to her as the hour approached.

In the darkness, he found a friend.

“I came to wish you luck,” said he.

Before the ivy, he found another fellow.

“I’m here as a lookout. One can’t be too careful.”

He pulled two off the ivy before ascending himself. To everyone’s surprise, he found his love in another’s embrace.

31 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: Strangers In The Night

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    1. He was excited and wanted to show off. I think she assumed it was him. I imagine it’s dark, and they’re being quiet. There’s some reason he was sneaking in the window in the middle of the night instead of announcing his arrival.

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    1. I think it was dark and quiet, and they’re being sneaky, so she assumed it was who it was supposed to be. There’s also the possiblity that guy number one didn’t beat him by much time. She could have embraced him just as our witless hero arrived, and she didn’t have time to process that the man in her arms wasn’t him.

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  1. He could habe rented a billboard and announced the meeting there, that would have been even more fun. I guess he can kiss his chances good-bye.

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