I shared my good news in my ROW80 post on Sunday. To recap, I entered a flash fiction challenge last Thursday hosted by Siobhan Muir called the #ThursThreads Challenge and I won Most Romantic Story!! Today, I’ll be sharing my winning flash and the photo that helped inspire the words.
First, did you forget? It’s been a while.
Tuesdays aren’t for flashing…they’re for teasing. The rules of TT: I select the picture and 200 words to tease. My tease is 205 words today, please forgive me.
Vanessa dug her fingers into the cool, wet sand, loving the slip and slide of the grains caressing her fingers, and watched as the water rinsed her hand clean. She wished her life could be so simple.
“Why are you hiding from me?”
Her body froze, but her heart kicked into high gear. She pushed against the comfort of the shore to stand and face the man she’d love forever.
“I’m no good for you.” She turned to run, but he stepped in front of her.
“What good does it do?” He reached his hand out and caressed her cheek. “I’ll always come for you.”
“Oh, Carlo.” She shook her head and looked away as the tears began to fall.
He took a step closer, invading her space. “You’re the one I want, Vanessa.” He claimed her lips. “It’s always been you.”
She pushed, but he pushed back, moving them deeper into the water. The waves shoved against their legs forcing them closer together and she felt her life come back into focus. He was right to find her, he held her heart.
“Oh, Carlo. I love you.”
She giggled and kissed him, finally letting go and letting him in, where he belonged.
Hope you enjoyed my tease today and I hope you found it romantic!! Don’t forget to visit the other teasers at Tantalizing Tuesday. Or click away on the links below.
Paloma Beck: http://romancebeckons.blogspot.com
Angie Crum http://cherrydarling317.wordpress.com/
Angelica Dawson: http://angelicadawson.blogspot.com
Pablo Michaels: www.pmmanmanromance.com
J S Morbius: http://morbiussworld.blogspot.co.uk/
Doris O’Connor: http://thetardisscribbles.blogspot.co.uk/
Ray Sostre: http://theafterdarkworld.blogspot.com/
Gemma Parkes: http://gemmaparkes.blogspot.com/
Karen Sullivan http://Wildfire8470.Wordpress.Com/
Ella Grey http://www.ellagrey.wordpress.com
Dakota Trace: http://alittlebitofnaughty.blogspot.com/
Jake Malden: http://jakemalden.blogspot.com
Just lovely 🙂
We must be thinking of holiday’s as mine is set on the beach too! Lovely romantic post. Loved it!
Why does she think she’s no good for him? The romance in this teaser is explicitly detailed by the dialogue and descriptions. The last line of the story wasa beautiful ending.
I think I know, but the idea is still coming to me, lol. I’m hoping to figure it all out soon.
I can understand why it was voted most romantic. Very nice indeed and quite the tease.
Congrats!!! I joined in her regular Thursday Threads for the first time in a long while the other day. Siobhan has great flash fiction on her blog.
Thanks 🙂 She sure does, the prompt adds a whole new level to the challenge, so interesting.
What a very romantic scene. Excellent post there SJ.
You capture the setting beautifully and evoke a genuine sense of romance. Nice teasing work.
So romantic. The perfect setting for an admittance of undying love. Wonderful teaser
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I guess my first try didn’t *take.* Let me try this again. Wonderful story! I loved it!
Aw. Thank you!! 😀
Your welcome! What a prolific writer! I’ll be back!