The Friday Fictioneers is a group that anyone may join. We write flash fiction with a max word count of 100 words from a photo prompt. The word count is not a strict limit, which is fortunate for me this time around. Rochelle Wisoff-Fields provides a prompt each week and leads us to the fascinating places our own imagination may take us. My story follows this week’s photo from Ted Strutz.
Genre: Speculative Fiction
Word Count: 110
Wine of Happiness
“8,000 US dollars for one glass, Senor.” said the cafe’s proprietor.
“For happiness? No, Senor.”
Roderick sighed and sipped. This wine had better be worth it.
The tanned beauty could have rivaled Calypso. She sat on the towel beside him and smiled. Two happy children played nearby and waved. “Hi Daddy!” they called.
“Where am I?” murmured Roderick.
“The beach, Papi,” grinned the beauty.
“I only remember drinking some incredible wine in Panama.”
“That was six years ago when we met, Papi.” She smiled. “You were so full of light, so happy. I loved you right away.”
Memories of the past six years flowed.
Yes, it was worth it.