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For those who are new, Rochelle shares a photo prompt to which several #FridayFictioneers compose a 100-word flash of fiction. Come, sail away.
Here’s my contribution:
Asked The Moon
Twice they had come.
The first was a seven year voyage through high seas of youthful inexperience. Positioned perfectly, they were, yet were merely passing vessels. How the fates laughed.
The second was some years thereafter, within a common port, a reprieve from the wear of traveler’s lives. Their hands and hearts touched, minds met, holiness recognized, and they held tightly, shuddering, but their grip did necessarily slip as circumstances dictated.
Again, that fated laughter.
“Will there be a third?” asked the moon. “Will armor be worn or will vulnerability and the tender heart prevail?”
The stars remained ever silent.