Just Friends: Friday Fictioneers 31May2013

The Friday Fictioneers is a group writing 100 word flash fiction from a photo prompt. This week’s pic comes from Janet Webb. This time, I’m celebrating my birthday with a birthday story. It begins after the picture.

You can find the challenge page here: http://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2013/05/29/31-may-2013-2/

Genre: General Fiction
Word Count: 100

Just Friends

“So you and Natalie finally hit it off,” said Gregg, looking up.

“Naw. We’re just friends,” said Tim.

“She stayed the night at your place.”

“She was buzzed. She crashed on my couch.”

“She didn’t have a change of clothes, right?”

“I don’t think so.”

“And she looked great in that pink dress.”

Smile. “Yeah, but we’re just friends, really.”

“She slept in that dress, right?”


Greg pointed up. “You mean that pink dress hanging from your balcony?”

“Oh.” A grin. “Well, you could say she enjoyed her birthday.”

“In her ‘birthday suit?’ ”

Big grin. “Okay, more than friends, now.”

About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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45 Responses to Just Friends: Friday Fictioneers 31May2013

  1. Alastair says:

    Haha brilliant 😀


  2. Helena Hann-Basquiat says:

    This is an excellently clever and funny tale, darling. Try losing the line “In her ‘birthday suit?'” and see how you like it. I think it’s superfluous and overstates it a bit. Or, tell me to take a leap if you like.


    • EagleAye says:

      Yeah, I agree it’s hammering a bit. That’s as much Greg enjoying giving Tim a hard time as anything. The experienced readership among the Fictioneers doesn’t need things explained so much. I’m still getting used to that. Thanks so much for the kind words.


  3. Sarah Ann says:

    Oh come on Tim, you could have talked your way out of it. She’s in the shower and her dress is just airing?
    Really like Gregg’s knowing and teasing voice.


    • EagleAye says:

      Greg is definitely having fun at Tim’s expense. That excuse would just prolong the teasing from Gregg. Though Tim still has a lot to smile about. Thanks for stopping to comment.


  4. This is such a guy story .. 😉


  5. Really good dialogue that sounded completely real and unforced.



  6. i really like this. i was smiling big by the end too. 😀


  7. Ha. Good one! A birthday suit for the birthday. Happy Birthday to you!


  8. Very natural flow of the dialogue. Very nicely done … happy birthday by the way. 🙂


  9. Sandra says:

    Very convincing dialogue. Could just hear that interchange. Well done.


  10. petrujviljoen says:

    I agree with the comments above. Also smiled.


  11. nightlake says:

    How Gregg tries to get ‘details’ from his friend and finally succeeds.. conversation here is realistic


  12. Jan Brown says:

    Great story! Happy birthday!


  13. Cute piece. Gregg really pushes a conversation and a friend to the limit. Randy


  14. Ha, that was a very concincing dialogue between guys… *grin* happy birthday


  15. Lily Mugford says:

    I enjoyed your take on this challenge, great little conversation..


  16. Excellent! An insight into how guys communicate…!


  17. neenslewy says:

    A great flash write (no pun intended!)


  18. Dear E. A.

    An enjoyable piece. I hope your birthday was equally enjoyable.




  19. elappleby says:

    Your story made me smile 🙂
    I’m not sure I’d trust this girl with a secret though- she’s a little obvious!


  20. 40again says:

    Loved this. The dialogue was great, very easy to read and very believable.


  21. Joe Owens says:

    An older single guy friend of my son categorizes it as such. You have those who are “friends” and those who are “friendlier friends”. Your story mad me think of that.


    • EagleAye says:

      Yep, I’ve had friends who keep on insisting the woman in their life is just a friend, but they are obviously much more. Glad this brought back memories.


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