Flash Fiction, Writing

As always

Ronovan’s Friday Fiction – this should get me writing again. It is a writing prompt challenge and participants are to use at least 2 of the 6 words provided. The words are in bold in the story.


She licks her lips as the aroma of chocolate wafts through the room, warmed by the heat emanating from the hearth. Searching for its source, she follows the scent till she steps into the adjacent room. The dim does not reveal much except for the garish wallpaper of red and gold. A bedroom, as far as she can see. Illuminated only by the light of tapered candles adorning the standing candelabra, the room’s only other light source is the evening light peeking through the curtains drawn tight but it would seem, not tight enough.

As her vision adjusts, she sees on the night stand by the bed … a fondue? Now that’s unexpected, but then nothing is ever predictable with him. He never ceases to surprise her. She has learnt to watch for signs. When she received a note from him earlier for them to meet here, she knew this would be no different. And yet nothing could have prevented her from turning up…here…now. Sometimes his largesse were endearing gestures, not always. She did not know what to expect. She does not now.

The skin on her arms tingles in anticipation… in anxiety…? He clears his throat. She startles, then laughs nervously. “There you are.” The tremor in her voice echoes through the sparsely furnished room.

Her eyes rested on him, tucked cosily under his blanket on the imposing leather armchair. Drawing near, she can see a look on his face, one she is familiar with. He inclines his head, and his eyes commands her to be silent. Her feet somehow carry her to his side. He reaches up to remove her earrings. Turning round for him, he unclasps the ruby necklace, a matching set to the earrings and his gift from when they first met.

As the Captain’s fingers brushed against her neck, a wave of lust hits her. As always.


– FlorenceT

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