Love’s Enduring Bond – Friday Fictioneers

Title: Love’s Enduring Bond
Source:  Friday Fictioneers sponsored by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple
Word count: 100 words


The garden was the perfect spot for their rendezvous. Quiet, secluded, and bathed in gardenia’s fragrant scent. It was their calling card, a message without words.

Songbirds flocked to the eternal bubbling of the fountain, unconcerned with her presence. She twirled the red blossom between her thumb and forefinger, and closed her eyes, overcome with memories. Heavy footfalls crunched on gravel. Her heart leaped, and her skin tingled. Lips brushed her neck, her pulse quickened, and she reveled in her lover’s ardent embrace.

The air grew cold. The songbirds took flight and scarlet petals floated on the fountain’s still water.


Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

38 thoughts on “Love’s Enduring Bond – Friday Fictioneers

  1. Elegantly written. I love the way you use description. The first paragraph with the words rendezvous and calling cards awakens a sense of expectation. In the long second paragraph, songbirds and bubbling and red blossom and a whole lot more make us warm with pleasure. And the final paragraph with cold, and songbirds took flight and scarlet petals floated abruptly chills us with the knowledge that the love affair is over; he’s gone and life is bleak and empty. Excellent work, JoHawk!

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  2. Open-ended with many possible ends. Maybe they even walked off together and played “we love each other, we love each other not” with the petals of the flower in the fountain before they left ❤

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