Friday Fictioneers: Fade To Black

Well, getting back to my real life after 6 weeks with the grands and my daughter/son-in-law took a bit more than I expected; I missed last week. I came home to a million tiny fires to tend and our 23rd Oscar costume party. Glad to get back to some flash fiction and the fabulous Fictioneers! Thanks Rochelle for always tending the fires here. Thanks to CE Ayre for this weeks photos.


© CEAyr


Fade To Black

“I don’t believe in foolish superstitions.” Ella swatted the air with disdain. “Black cats are only that: black cats. No different than a white cat, or one with spots. It’s nothing.”

Brian narrowed his eyes as she spoke. “Just being together is a risk; your family will never allow it. This seems like another sign.”

She laughed. “My family can’t stop us. Don’t let them get in your head.”

“Seriously? Tell me again what your brothers did to the last guy you got serious with–– then tell me not to worry about a black cat blocking our getaway.”

(98 words)

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40 Responses to Friday Fictioneers: Fade To Black

  1. Iain Kelly says:

    Sounds like he has good reason to be a little paranoid!

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  2. Alice Audrey says:

    I get the feeling whatever they did to the last guy wasn’t pretty.

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  3. Alice Audrey says:

    ps. Paste was what they used to use to make fake jewels.

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  4. Nasty brothers, I guess they’ve got wheels and could do a runner…

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  6. ceayr says:

    Ah, Romeo, Juliet, and a scooter. Shakespeare shoulda thunka that too!

    PS no ‘e’ in Ayr


  7. gahlearner says:

    Uhm, that family sounds dangerous. But somehow I can’t shake the feeling that he’s looking for excuses. Not much Romeo in that one.

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  8. Dale says:

    Guess he’s not convinced enough in their relationship… if so, he might “risk” the brothers!
    Good one, Dawn!

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  9. I’m with you pal – go find someone with a dog or a hampster!

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  10. Dear Dawn,

    I enjoyed this. I can imagine why he has reservations about a serious relationship with her. We do marry the family, whether we like it or not. 😉 Well done.



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  11. Violet Lentz says:

    Sounds like he has reason to be suspicious…

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  12. granonine says:

    Smart man–he should trust his common sense on this one!

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  13. Margaret says:

    Uh oh – definite signs of a commitment phobia there. She should kiss him goodbye. Although he may have grounds for being nervous if the brothers are as scary as he seems to think.

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  14. Lynn Love says:

    Spunds like he’s not being superstitious at all, but justifiably worried for his own skin! Great story Dawn

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  15. It’s not just superstition… I would have been very concerned even with a pink cat.

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  16. Just because you are paranoid doesn’t mean no one is out to get you.

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