Friday Fictioneers – Fresh Start

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Photo by Sean Fallon

7:00am

He says yes to Leo. He doesn’t know what they’ll do for the quick bucks. But he’s desperately tired of a city that is unforgiving to illiterates.

6:00pm

He’s in the car with Leo, waiting for something. Or someone.

9:00pm

They’re driving along a dark, deserted highway. He gets the cash and a new phone. Leo’s girl has fallen asleep at the backseat.

11:00pm

He vomits.

6:00am

He wakes up and smiles. Throwing up was enough to forget. He goes out and searches for Leo; he’s in for the long haul.

7:00am

News breaks that a woman’s leg has been found on the highway.

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Friday Fictioneers – Untouchable

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Before they went out, an agreement was proposed: to not let the passion drown logic.

They both agreed.

So they walked along the empty, quiet alleys of his kingdom; their presence and words making the connection alive. He wore a cloak, enjoying the liberty of anonymity. She carried a joyous glow, not believing it’s really him she was with. They walked in parallel lines, mocking the absence of what they wanted. The gravity grew stronger; the affection became irrepressible.

He’s been longing to feel again. So the king broke the rule; he held her hand.

And she turned into gold.