I couldn’t make this work until inspiration hit me. Something sentimental? No, too boring — and nobody likes being bored. Something paranormal? No, we’ll probably get enough of those this week. Something at work I heard about? Ah! I leaped out of bed to write this.
Normally, I don’t post links at the end of a story, but Chairwoman Rochelle of FF Central strongly suggested it … and she was right. It is a news story from my station that inspired this. You’ll get to see the people I work with AND, for those of you overseas, see how we do the local news! Welcome to my world.
Rochelle Wisoff-“Fields and Streams” heads up the Friday Fictioneers and invites you to join in.
Erin Leary, thank you for this most BEAUTIFUL photo. I WANT so much to be there on a cool morning!
Mike leaned on the fence in the quiet country fog. Laura approached him, put her arm around his waist, nuzzled his shoulder. “Whatcha thinkin’ about?”
He mustered his courage. “Laura, this has been going on for two semesters and … since you’re almost graduated …”
She stiffened up. “You’re in love with me, aren’t you?”
He nodded. “I’ll admit, this wasn’t in our agreement, but …”
“Mike, don’t screw up a good thing. I am graduating this spring, OK?”
“You could do worse.” He handed her a check with zeroes and his signature at the bottom. Her next semester bought and paid for.