Desire by the fire (Friday Fictioneers)


PHOTO PROMPT -Copyright โ€“ Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

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.

An invitation?

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.


In July this year I began my 100 book challenge, where I plan to read 100 classics before I die.

See my recent reviews of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Brave New World and let me know what you think!

Friday Fictioneers is a challenge set by Rochelle Fields where writers around the world create 100 word stories inspired by the one image. For more information see:


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33 responses to “Desire by the fire (Friday Fictioneers)

  1. Melanie

    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.

  2. 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! ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. Brokeback campfire… hmm. Good twist.

  4. A case of ‘looking for love in all the wrong places’ โ€ฆ 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!

  5. Dear Jessie,

    Now that’s one convoluted love triangle. Nicely done.



  6. Even though I anticipated the ending, I enjoyed it. Good job.


  7. That’s perfect, Jessie!

  8. Ha! Ha! That’s one ‘Camp’ fire they will not forget.

  9. And .. I say poor Brad.. there seem to be no winners in this triangle..

  10. I couldn’t say it any better than Bjorn – no winners there – but an embarrassing moment. This is such good writing! Nan ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Jessie, I rather doubt those three will go camping together again. Well written. ๐Ÿ™‚ —Susan

  12. Timing is everything ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Haha, oh Gerogina, what have you done to them?! Wonderfully written ๐Ÿ™‚

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