Friday Fictioneers – Love in store

Every week, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (thank you, Rochelle!) hosts a flash fiction challenge, to write a complete story, based on a photoprompt, with a beginning, middle and end, in 100 words or less. Post it on your blog, and include the Photoprompt and Inlinkz (the blue frog) on your page. Link your story URL. Then the fun starts as you read other peoples’ stories and comment on them!

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PHOTO PROMPT © Marie Gail Stratford

Love in store

Spenser was a hunk, with dark hair and eyes, and a body sculpted by Praxiteles. He swaggered up to Laura, diminutive, bright, management potential.

“I’ve got tickets for a show tonight. Come with me?”

Laura shook her head.

“Thanks, Spense, but I’m busy.”

“Sure, Babe.”

Laura hoped her manager, Craig, would notice her refusal, and ask her out. She loved his gentleness.

Instead Craig said “I must have a word with Estelle,” and sidled across the floor.

“Estelle. Would you like to dine with me at The Purple Pig this evening?”

But, alas, glamorous Estelle only had eyes for – Spenser.

58 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Love in store

    • Dear Iain
      Thank you for reading and commenting. I never worked in retail, but I should imagine you’re right about the relationships in a store. There were always tensions like that in the manufacturing environment in which I spent much of my life.
      With best wishes,

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  1. Ah, the love politics of the workplace – so hard, negotiating those minefields. Poor Laura. But the staff change a lt in these places – hopefully, she’ll find another gentle soul to spend time with. Lovely tale Penny

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    • Dear Nan
      Thank you for reading and commenting. It’s fun speculating about what might come next, isn’t it? Personally, I’d say Laura stands a chance, but Estelle would probably be better off without Spenser. But that’s only my take! What’s yours?
      With best wishes


    • Dear Keith
      Thanks for reading and commenting. I love your idea that they’ll all be in front of the telly with a take-out tonight! Spense might go down the gym though.
      With best wishes


    • Dear Moon
      Thank you for reading, and for your appreciative comments. I agree that they’ll get over it soon enough. Who knows, maybe Spenser will eventually be hooked by the formidable Miss ‘Dragon Lady’ Cartwright from Accounts!
      With very best wishes


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