A Light Caress – Friday Fictioneers

Thanks to Rochelle for hosting and for a wonderful year of leading this group. Thank you, thank you!!

Thanks also to Roger Bultot for contributing his photo for this week’s prompt. I just love diner stories.

A little sci-fi/romance this week. Sure, why not? Hope you can make sense of this.

And good news…this just happens to be my 500th post!!

Photo Prompt © Roger Bultot

(Sci-Fi/Romance: 103 words)

A Light Caress

His head felt foggy. Patrons shoveled food in their mouths and didn’t look up from their plates.

“More coffee?” The waitress was already tipping her pot.

Jake nudged the cup toward her and dropped a dollar on the counter.

She grabbed it instantly. He’d never seen a waitress so desperate for a single dollar bill, only she look displeased by the whole thing.

“What did I do?”

“This don’t work here. Your scan?” The waitress turned over his arm. “You need to go.”

Jake wandered the barren street, thinking only of the waitress and her light caress. He had to see her again.


For more stories from the Fictioneers, click here.

A bit of a Charlie Brown tree this year (long story), but still shining bright with a little love and some lights. 🙂


Wishing everyone safe and happy holidays!!

47 thoughts on “A Light Caress – Friday Fictioneers

  1. Jake sounds a little out of sorts there, Amy… he must’ve just arrived and got caught up in the ol’ love at first sight thingy! Poor Jake! 😉 I’ve pre-written the final part of this comment as I’m whizzing through Blogland this evening…
    My visiting, replying, commenting and the like have fallen a little by the wayside of late, for which I apologise, but wanted to call by today and wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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    1. Jake is not where he thinks he is…hard to explain in this short segment. You got it! He is definitely out of sorts.
      Likewise, I have been drifting in and out of Blogland. So happy you stopped by. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, too!

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  2. I’d love to read more about Jake and the waitress. You’ve laid a very good foundation for a terrific story.
    Five hundred!!! Congratulations! I don’t think I’ve missed too many of them. Have a wonderful Christmas, Amy. I look forward to reading you in 2017.

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  3. My mom was out for one of her walks one post-Christmas day. She came across somebody getting rid of their scraggly, little Christmas tree. It was in the gutter, waiting for waste pickup. She asked the homeowner if she could take it. That tree was her Christmas tree for the next few years.

    Ain’t nothing wrong with a Charlie Brown Christmas tree.

    And, yes, we need to know if that caress leads to something.

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    1. What an awesome story about your mom and her Christmas tree. Sounds like destiny! I think our little tree is perfect now. I wouldn’t want any other tree.
      I think Jake and the waitress will meet again. Thanks for reading. Good to see you. Have a wonderful Christmas!

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    1. Good to “see” you too. I kind of dropped in that little scan detail. It doesn’t seem to phase Jake, but it really does. Can’t quite capture it all here.
      Thank you. We’re enjoying our tree and it smells nice, too. Merry Christams to you, Alicia!! I hope you’re enjoying that snow!

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  4. Oh dear…So much left to learn about this whole situation! Well done!
    And that ain’t no Charlie Brown tree, I can assure you… I have had way more scrawny!! 😉
    A very Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

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    1. Oh, glad you thought so, Dale. Thanks!
      I’m probably being hard on the little, shrinking tree. They guy said we should throw it away immediately after Christmas because it’s so dry! That’s okay, right? It all works out. Merry Christmas!

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  5. I’m reading this as him accidentally travelling into the future where you pay for stuff using an embedded chip, but dollars are still used as a kind of underground currency. No chip? He must be some sort of outlaw. Close or wildly off the mark? 🙂

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    1. SO great to see you too, Dawn! Wow, what happened to this year? So heavy and thick with so many things yet it still seemed to fly by! Thanks, Dawn. Yeah, this story is definitely not over. All the best to you and your family, Dawn. xoxo

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    1. Hi Stephen! Happy wishes to you, too! Can you believe I’m just now reading it? I really am. I’m really enjoying it. I think it’s a highly original story. You’re definitely getting a review from me! I’m happy to do it.


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