Friday Fictioneers Challenge: Au Clair De La Lune

Every Friday bloggers from around the world come to the blog of Rochelle Wisoff-Fields to share 100 word works of fiction in response to a photo prompt. Here is my submission:

copyright Douglas M Macilroy

copyright Douglas M Macilroy

Charlie couldn’t believe the view from his balcony. A year ago he wouldn’t have imagined leaving his apartment, never mind honeymooning in one of the most glamorous hotels in Paris.

He inhaled deeply, taking in the heady scent of the city stretched out below. The Eiffel Tower glowed proudly just across the river Seine.

With trembling hands he maneuvered his wheelchair back inside. The warmth of the room enveloped him. He heard her softly humming in the bathroom as he closed the embroidered silk curtains.

The two of them had conquered his fear and self-hate together, victorious.

“Regina?” he whispered.



Filed under Fiction Writing, Short Stories

15 responses to “Friday Fictioneers Challenge: Au Clair De La Lune

  1. conquering fear and self-hate is a big victory indeed…and perfect when there’s someone who is by your side and helps you… ah..i wouldn’t mind a room with a view at the eiffel tower…sigh

  2. Powerful tale, a lot in a little.

  3. The wheelchair certainly changed the way I read this story.. Glad that he could come around and change direction in his life.

    • These characters followed me from last weeks challenge. It was such a depressing tale that I thought I would balance things out for poor Charlie. Thank you for reading.

      • I went back and read last week’s story, too. What a turn-around! I suggest you see if there is a third installment for these characters,, it would make a great trilogy. Plus, I like the idea of a short story told in increments of 100 words or less. Good work.

  4. Dear William,

    This was one of those warmhearted, uplifting stories that would make a great Hallmark channel movie. Made me smile.



    • Thank you Rochelle. A reader suggested that my sad story last week might have a happy ending somewhere so I tried to write that. I just wish I had more time this week to read everyone’s stories, but some family has been staying with us. Warm Regards!

  5. There’s a lot of story in these few words. A great romance. Well done.

  6. A sweet story with no sting in the tail. Lovely.

  7. Dear William,

    A well written slice of life in the Paris night. I enjoyed this very much.



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