Friday Fictioneers: The Garden

I was introduced to this prompt by Nova. If you haven’t been to Nova’s blog yet, you should do yourself a favor and pay her a visit. She is a wonderful writer and an even more wonderful person. Just click on her name to be directed to the prompt where I learned about the Friday Fictioneers!

What exactly is the Friday Fictioneers?

The Friday Fictioneers is a prompt challenge created by Rochelle Wissof. And her instructions are quite simple.


Image Credit: Rochelle Wisoff

You can read more about the Friday Fictioneers here.

I thought this sounded like fun, so I thought I’d give it a shot and write my own story in 100 words or less using the photo prompt that was given below:


Image Credit: J Hardy Carroll

The Garden

It was the way he opened himself to me, like a flower welcoming the sunlight. I could have sat forever beneath the palm trees, listening to him talk for hours. About his life, the sights he’s seen, or about the universe. The subject didn’t really matter.

It was about the feeling he gave me, the way he made my home a sanctuary for butterflies, and the way my blood instantly boiled at his gentle touch.

And when he kissed me in that garden, I knew this love was one for the ages.

Word Count: 92

Want to join in on the fun? Just click on the frog below to post your own story in 100 words or less.


Love & life lessons,


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37 Responses to Friday Fictioneers: The Garden

  1. Nobbinmaug says:

    Welcome to Friday Fictioneers! Your story is soaked in poetry. You’ll definitely stand out if you go the serene route.

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  2. Dale says:

    Welcome to Friday Fictioneers, Kristian.
    What a beautiful and wonderful story!

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  3. The V Pub says:

    Well done, Kristian! Very romantic.

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  4. Iain Kelly says:

    A beautiful romance. Nice one.

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  5. Brad Osborne says:

    Beauty in brevity! Well written!

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  6. How fun!!!! What a lovely story Kristian!

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  7. ceayr says:

    A delightful tale that warmed the ancient cockles of this cynical heart

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  8. Simply beautiful Kristian. Hopefully, we’ll see you again next week!

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  9. Dear Kristian,
    I’m with Dale. After all the dystopian stories this week, yours is a breath of fresh air. So romantic. Welcome to Friday Fictioneers. 😀

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  10. Lynn Love says:

    Lovely, sensuous writing, Kristian. Feels like a homecoming. Well done and welcome to FF 🙂

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  11. pennygadd51 says:

    Your story-telling stands out as different and distinctive from the very first sentence. Welcome to Friday Fictioneers – I do hope you stay!

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  12. granonine says:

    How wonderful to start your journey here at FF with a love story 🙂 Welcome!

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  13. msjadeli says:

    Kristian, welcome. I think both of them are blessed to have met each other. I like the chemistry going on between them.

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  14. GHLearner says:

    This is so beautiful and romantic, and I echo the breath of fresh air. It is a gift to write romance so beautifully and avoiding clichés, and you have it. Welcome to the Fictioneers.

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  15. Laura Beth says:

    This is great, Kristian! I love the name, Friday Fictioneers!

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  16. Sandra says:

    I’d say she’s found her soul mate. Lovely.

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