Insert Man Here

He finally told her that he didn’t want to do it anymore. It took him three weeks to build up the courage to say what she had already suspected for sometime now. Noah is left hurt, but Melissa is indifferent. See, she wants a man, any man; it could be your man, my man, the neighbor’s man, or the preacher man. And Noah fit the bill. He was tall, employed – breathing.   In the beginning, things were great because she has always known how to get a man. However, and tragically in true Melissa fashion, after a few months, things turned bad.  Because while she has mastered the laws of attraction, she has yet to find the formula for love.

© LaRonda Moore

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Good Morning

“Who in the hell cuts down a tree at 8:00 a.m. on a Saturday?”  Dylan cried as he stared at his phone with disgust.  Besides saying goodbye to his friends, and hopping in the car with a perfect stranger, he could vaguely remember the events of last night.

“What was her name?”  He wondered.  “I hope she left her number, she was fun.”

The loud thud from outside however, interrupted that thought and drew him over to the window where his attention was quickly diverted beyond the fallen tree which once provided him shade, to the yellow truck in the parking lot.

“Why does that car look so familiar?” He mumbled himself.

Poor thing.  He was still standing at the window, deep in thought, with his hand on his forehead when he realized that his worst nightmare was coming true.

“Good morning,”  Jennifer whispered with a wink.

© LaRonda Moore


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Inspired by FFfAW Challenge #98
Photo courtesy of Shivangi Singh

We Met on Vacation

Zoe hates family vacations; the guided tours, jam-packed itineraries, endless photo ops, cramped sleeping conditions, and unfamiliar food.   This year would prove no different as she begrudgingly stuffs a hoodie in her backpack, and hops out of the cab.

The line to board the ferry is long, so Zoe uses headphones to buy her a little time. Her parents are holding hands and pointing out interesting sights, while her two younger brothers are taking turns kicking one another.

As they wait, Zoe people-watches.   She sees a couple doing a poor job of trying to disguise the argument that they’re having. Then, she sees a creepy middle-aged, bald guy digging in his noise.

And just as she convinces herself that this too is yet another “family vacation adventure” (as her mother refers to them) that she could have done without, she scans to the left of the crowd and sees him. She looks away quickly, and smiles.

© LaRonda Moore


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Inspired by FFfAW Challenge #97
Photo courtesy of Louise with The Storyteller’s Abode

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