Another Chance – Friday Fictioneers

Written for the Friday Fictioneers weekly writing challenge. A Valentine’s Day story begins after the photo.

Genre: Speculative Fiction

Photo by: Janet M. Webb

Another Chance

“It’s a chalk portrait I did of her,” said Philippe, setting down his sangria. “I keep it to remember.”

“You were in love,” said Jovanna.

“Yes. We planned to marry when I returned.” He swallowed. “She was always careless when crossing the street.”

“I’m sorry. She was pretty.”

“She was perfect,” said Philippe, remembering how she would twist her fingertip in his dimple. He would always giggle when she did this. He never told anyone about it.

“Do you believe in reincarnation?”

“I’m not sure. Why?”

Jovanna reached out gently and twisted her fingertip in his dimple. “You should start believing.”
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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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40 Responses to Another Chance – Friday Fictioneers

  1. JackieP says:

    Ohhh, nice twist.


  2. Al says:

    Hey … where’s the murder? Where’s the death and destruction?

    I really like this πŸ™‚


  3. A wonderful love story.


  4. plaridel says:

    now, that’s a twist! πŸ™‚


  5. What a lovely valentine, darling. Your typical twisted sense of storytelling, but with a sweetness I don’t think I’ve seen before. Very nice.


  6. hugmamma says:

    very sweet…i love happy-endings…


  7. atrm61 says:

    Aww,..such a beautiful love story EA-a real fairy tale with a happy ending to boot:-)


  8. Indira says:

    Soft side of you. Nice twist and happy ending. Loved this.


  9. Good and well-written story, and a lovely happy ending for Valentine’s Day.


  10. Dear Eric,

    I love a happy ending…even if it’s a bit twisted. Good one.




  11. Danny James says:

    I keep waiting for those damn birds!



  12. rgayer55 says:

    Oh, Eric. I didn’t know you could write such mush. Showing us a new side here. Well done.


  13. This is a really quite lovely…I think you got it perfect


  14. Nan Falkner says:

    Interesting – reincarnation? Very clever and sweet. Thanks for the Valentines Story! Nan


  15. Awww…that was very cool πŸ™‚


  16. Shey says:

    such a nice surprise of a happy ending.


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