Friday Fictioneers – Wilderness of Passion

I’m sorry to have been more or less missing from Friday Fictioneers. I’m especially sorry for those who kindly read and commented on my story and received no response. Sadly, this was because my mum died at the end of July. The combination of grief and the need to deal with the funeral etc rather pushed out my regular activities. I’m afraid this may continue for a while, but for this week, at least, I’ve written a story, and here it is.

Many thanks, Rochelle, for hosting this challenge. To any newbies, the challenge is 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!

PHOTO PROMPT (C) Trish Nankeville

Wilderness of passion

It was a strange place to meet a tiger; Acton High Street is not conducive to tigerish behaviour. I still had most of my lunchbreak, so I followed him into a bar.

He patted the seat next to him. My breath came fast. My heart pounded. How beautiful he was, how passionate; how dangerous.

I went with him to a Premier Inn, my body savannah-warm in his arms. I cried out in triumph.

Finished, he tossed me the room key. ‘I’ve settled the account,’ he said – and left.

My wilderness of passion was, for him, merely a commonplace suburban infidelity.

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21 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Wilderness of Passion

  1. Dear Penny,

    I’m happy to see you back in the FFFold for however long. I’m so sorry for your loss. You do need to take care of yourself. Meanwhile, your story is just plain WOW! The buildup and the letdown at the end. Frought with emotion and passion.



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  2. Penney, I have wondered where you were. Your comments are always insightful, and your stories delightful. I’m so sorry for you loss. My mom died ten years ago, and it still feels so fresh. I will pray for peace and comfort for you, and rest.

    This story took me completely by surprise. So well written, and I think I’ve learned a new meaning for the word “tiger.” 🙂

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  3. Her passionate embrace deserved more, but such is life. I am sorry to hear about your mother. The loss of ones we love is never good.


  4. I’m so sorry for your loss. I lost my mother in 2019, a couple of months after my father passed away. After being in the throes of passion, what a let down for her. It’s good to have you back. May your Mom rest in peace and may God’s comforting presence be with you.


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