Friday Fictioneers – Sunset, Nafplio

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 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 © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Sunset, Nafplio

I sit at peace, gazing over the sea to the mountains opposite, an ouzo on the table and my beloved beside me. Second by second the colours change, as the sun descends in golden fire behind the peaks. The valleys recede into grey, the foreground tinged with violet and sage.

The small boats moored near us cast shadows, darkening the water slapping against the quay. A waiter places an oil lamp on the table and my red sunhat glows in its warm light.

The palette of my life’s colours is nearly spent.

I sit at peace, my beloved beside me.

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53 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Sunset, Nafplio

    • Dear Neil
      Thank you for reading and commenting so kindly. I’m delighted you liked the use of the palette as a metaphor. I really enjoyed writing this story!
      With very best wishes
      Penny

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    • Dear Lish
      Thank you for reading and commenting so kindly. I’m really pleased that you liked the red hat. I was trying to use it as a painter would, as a link between the foreground and the background.
      It would be great if all couples could share such moments; I have been very lucky!
      With very best wishes
      Penny
      xx

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    • Dear Dale
      Thank you for reading and commenting so kindly. I have very clear memories of Nafplio, built over decades of visits. All I had to do was write what I saw in my mind’s eye. I feel incredibly privileged to have such memories. And, yes, please join me at my table. Entertaining chatter would simply add to the occasion! And we could go to a taverna afterwards for dinner…
      With very best wishes
      Penny

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  1. I can imagine myself with my hubby sitting there enjoying the flow of love during those colorfully glorious sunsets. I miss sunsets at the beach since the COVID. My 5-minute ride to the beach, for now, is no more. This brought back sweet memories, Penny. Have a lovely weekend.
    Isadora 😎

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    • Dear Michael
      Thank you for reading and for such a lovely comment. I’m glad the tranquillity of the scene came across. This is a scene that I know very well, in all sorts of weathers and lighting, so all I have to do is choose my memory and describe what I see!
      With very best wishes
      Penny

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  2. I like your take on this prompt, Penny. A beautiful love story.

    p.s. the drunkest I ever got was on Ouzo. I haven’t thought about that day for 40 years. The next day I thought I was going to die, lucky for me I didn’t.

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