Friday Fictioneers: This Day and Each Day Forward

I’m working my way back from some very stuck days. Back to fiction and my wonderful group of Fictioneers. Admittedly, I struggled with this photo; inspiration was limited. But it seems the best way to get unstuck is to simply move forward, one step in front of the other.

If you’d like to join this wonderful group of storytellers, visit Rochelle Wisoff-Field’s blog Addicted Purple for more details. Each week she posts a photo prompt, and members write a 100-word story. This week’s photo was provided by Rochelle.

© Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

© Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

This Day and Each Day Forward

“Say it again– tell me you love me.”

Jessie gazed into Kate’s eyes and kissed her. She giggled– his day old beard tickling her cheek.

“Tell me,” she murmured.

“I love you more than I can say, sweet wife. I’ll spend the rest of our lives telling you that.”

Kate threw her hands across the downy pillows and gazed up at the intricate ceiling and chandelier.

Dappled sunlight filtered through the curtains, as they lay together– the first day of married life.

“One day I’ll be a fine gentleman, like your father, and we shall have chandeliers in every room.”

(100 words, exactly)

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About Dawn Quyle Landau

Mother, Writer, treasure hunter, aging red head, and sushi lover. This is my view on life, "Straight up, with a twist––" because life is too short to be subtle! Featured blogger for Huffington Post, and followed on Twitter by LeBron James– for reasons beyond my comprehension.
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31 Responses to Friday Fictioneers: This Day and Each Day Forward

  1. micklively says:

    If only it was that easy!
    Good piece.


  2. Melanie says:

    Ahhhh…newlyweds. Such sweet love.


  3. To look at the ceiling and to feel like you have everything in front of you..hope. ( instead of so much behind you and too many questions in front of you)


  4. Very charming and romantic!


  5. Mike Lince says:

    So fanciful and easy going. Was I ever like that? I don’t know, but it is a tribute to this light-hearted piece that I was nudged into posing the question. I am pleased the image took you in this direction. It is such a sweet, innocent moment that you captured. – Mike


  6. hafong says:

    Nice, so romantic! If it could last forever as the first time. 🙂



  7. Dear Dawn,

    The sweet dreams of young newlyweds. Love the innocent romance here. And who knows? If they’re willing to work at it their dreams just might come true. Well done as always.




  8. Amy Reese says:

    How romantic, Dawn. The beginnings of a new life full of hope. Nice one!


  9. One day when you have all those chandeliers you will remember the things you lost getting there.. hope they never loose such sweet love.


  10. Lovely story. Hope it’s real for some people.


  11. storydivamg says:

    Everyone should have a moment or two of such bliss in their lives. Good response to the prompt, Dawn.

    All my best,


  12. Sandra says:

    I hope they enjoy this moment. And I hope they remember it. Nice one, Dawn.


  13. sweet and romantic
    My husband and I always remember those early lean years as the best.


  14. Nan Falkner says:

    Dear Dawn, You are so romantic with this story and I love it! Our early – very lean years were wonderful. Awesome story as usual Dawn – you make us happy! Nan

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Good story, Dawn. Let’s hope his ideal of becoming wealthy doesn’t harm their marriage. Well done with great description as usual. 🙂 — Suzanne



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