The simple things (Friday Fictioneers)

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​Lookingforlove78 enjoyed snuggling in front of the fire with a bottle of red on a snowy winter’s evening. She said she was more of a beach person. Then he preferred long walks on the sand.

Chat$with$me had a BMW, a penthouse apartment and five Armani suits. She said money didn’t matter. He said he liked the simple things in life.

Hotstuff69 sent a photo that made her drop her phone in the sink.

Then there was Alex. Couldn’t stand wet sand. Rented a basic studio. Lol’d when autocorrect changed ‘duck’ into… well.

He was the one she agreed to meet.


Friday Fictioneers is a challenge set by Rochelle each week where writers from around the world post 100 word stories based on a common photo prompt. For more information, and to read other stories, visit Rochelle’s page here.


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32 responses to “The simple things (Friday Fictioneers)

  1. Flirting in the 21st century.

  2. Great tone of wry humour in this, Jessie.

  3. margaret jackson

    very topical Jess and humorous – well written

  4. Dear Jessie,

    Alex is most likely the most honest. Ah dating in the 21st century. I really like this.



  5. Good choice, I would say. Why I speak like Yoda, I do not know. 😀 Fun story, nicely done.

  6. A girl can’t go wrong, if she chooses a guy who has fun with words.

    Love this wee bit. It’s clever and complete. It also leaves me wanting to know where Alex and our love searcher will go from here.

  7. Lol, made me laugh. I think she choose correctly out of those options. 🙂

  8. Your story sets up quite the potential. I’d love to see what Alex looks like in person. 🙂
    This reminds me of a bus ad in Montreal years back, with this beefy, slobby looking guy in a dirty white T-shirt. Underneath were three bullets you could identify him as:
    your new internet chat girl
    Be careful out there.

  9. Interesting take on dating in the 21st century. Kind of glad I missed all that.

  10. Apt tale of online dating. Hope it works out for her. It did for me! 🙂

  11. Loved the voce, the tone you used – spot on. Maybe she’s found a kindred spirit – let’s hope so 🙂

  12. jellico84

    Love it! Dating in the Mod-world. So glad I’m beyond that, now. heheee! Seeing my hubby still makes me drop things… hehee!

  13. Dale

    Have you been in my phone? This is sooooo real. I know, I’m there. And I would go for Alex too. Humour goes a LONG way! (better than getting pictures of… well…. you know)

  14. Adorable modern love story! I loved the wry humor.

  15. Pretty funny. i think she made the exact right choice.

  16. Nicely captured the perils of modern day dating.

  17. Clever and well crafted, Jessie.
    Personally I would have chosen penthouse guy with the simple tastes!

  18. gahlearner

    She’s a smart one and knows the pitfalls of online dating. I love this, great fun, the different names are great, too.

  19. This is great and typical of the times we live in. Excellent.

    Click for my Friday Fiction

  20. Oh the joys of online dating. Much like the joy of getting a root canal. Witty story, Jessie.

  21. Ha ha ha!!! nice take on virtual flirting…and I agree a snowy evening is a perfect time to flirt online

  22. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover

    Ha, you did make me laugh, until I really thought have sad this reality is.

  23. Hahahahaha! Undeniably wonderful, Jessie! Also very pathetic of the characters. Super-duper! 🙂

  24. handmadejewelryhaven

    Why am I hearing the song, ‘Strangers in the night………’ ?
    Great job!
    – Lisa

  25. It describes today’s online dating perfectly. She made the right choice in my opinion. 😉

  26. Looks like honesty is still worth something then, nice one.

  27. mandibelle16

    I love this take, it’s pretty true 🙂

  28. Did she change her handle to FoundLove@last ? This was fun reading 😀

  29. Aaahhh yes…familiar stories..all of them.

  30. I liked this modern way of choosing who might be the “right guy.” Very cool!

  31. Love to smile and this one did just that…been there also on dating sites. Sometimes, it is the one you shouldn’t which is the one you do.
    I missed the deadline, but would have turned in this:

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