Three of us are huddled by the campfire, nothing but our faces lit on this starless night.
Georgina’s between us and she’s laughing at Brad’s jokes. Jealously creeps up my spine.
But then a hand reaches across and holds mine. Instantly I relax. Georgina has chosen me!
‘I’m heading to bed,’ she says.
Her eyes will answer the question on my mind.
I turn to look at her and discover I’m looking deep into the eyes of Brad.
Georgina has already left.
Then whose hand…?
Brad’s own face turns from longing… to disgust.
And we never mention it again.
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33 responses to “Desire by the fire (Friday Fictioneers)”
This made me chuckle.
Hehe, glad it made you laugh.
Oh Georgina! I wonder if she saw what she did to those two, getting up, it seems, at the exact moment they both made a move on her. I couldn’t help but laugh.
Glad you liked it! I like to think she did it on purpose.
Ohhhh SNAP! Like the moment in Animal House where the girl said, “I’m only thirteen.” I’ll bet that put a damper on things! Great! 😀
Haha yes, exactly!
Brokeback campfire… hmm. Good twist.
Hoho – yes, a little bit of Brokeback coming through.
A case of ‘looking for love in all the wrong places’ … as the song goes. What a relief to be well and truly married and not having to negotiate that world. Well-written, Jessie with a humorous twist!
Thanks Di for your lovely comment. Glad you liked this one!
Now that’s one convoluted love triangle. Nicely done.
Thanks Rochelle! Glad you thought so.
Even though I anticipated the ending, I enjoyed it. Good job.
Thanks Janet! Glad the ending was still enjoyable 🙂
That’s perfect, Jessie!
Thanks Ted – glad you thought so!
Ha! Ha! That’s one ‘Camp’ fire they will not forget.
Oooh I hadn’t made the ‘camp’ connection. Nice!
Fun piece. Randy
And .. I say poor Brad.. there seem to be no winners in this triangle..
Except for Georgina who probably got a great night’s sleep…
I couldn’t say it any better than Bjorn – no winners there – but an embarrassing moment. This is such good writing! Nan 🙂
Thank Nan! Glad you thought so 🙂
Jessie, I rather doubt those three will go camping together again. Well written. 🙂 —Susan
Haha, good point Susan! Camping doesn’t really work for them, does it?
Timing is everything 🙂
It sure is… thanks for your comment!
Haha, oh Gerogina, what have you done to them?! Wonderfully written 🙂
She sure knows how to stir trouble…
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