The Couple

Posted: February 1, 2023 in Friday Fictioneers
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Once again, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields has provided a photo prompt to poke our creative writing skills. Thanks for using my photo, Rochelle. I had so much fun watching these two talk during Covid. I snapped many pictures but missed their goodbye so asked them to do it again. They were more than happy to and, when I checked to see if they minded my publishing their pictures, they said it was fine and he asked me to email the entire series to him.

Let’s say he came home; good news flowing through his veins. A raise! He can’t take time to run upstairs, so shouts, “Kristine!” until his wife arrives at the window, all smiles and excitement.

No, he’s leaving, angry. The company fired Kristine today. She begs him to stay, leaning so far out the window she nearly falls. He shouts, “You are too mouthy!” “A flirt.” The neighbors cover their ears.

Finally, let’s say they met at a party; spent the night talking, don’t think otherwise. This morning’s goodbye is hard. Let’s give them another evening and see where things go.

  1. neilmacdon says:

    So many possibilities. So little time to decide!

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  2. msjadeli says:

    I like the portals here. There may be alternative universes where each of these is occurring. Good photo to write to, Alicia.

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  3. msjadeli says:

    p.s. alternative = alternate

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  4. plaridel says:

    is there still hope for this couple? i’m not sure at the moment. 🙂

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  5. Interesting story and picture. You should email him our linky or at least your story. they might get a kick out of it.

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  6. Tannille says:

    I enjoyed the story behind the photo. Networking and connections. Chance encounter.

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  7. Iain Kelly says:

    Option 3 for me. I’d follow that story to see where it led. Great picture.

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  8. Bill says:

    Sounds like a normal pair with common issues to me. But second story windowsill sitting can be so attention-getting. Nicely done and a great story pic to boot. 🙂

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  9. CGraith says:

    Hope the real couple is doing much better than the one in your story! Thanks for sharing the photo and having the good eye to take it!

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  10. I think they probably are, they looked well-connected. Thanks.


  11. The third option for me. Then he went to work and got a raise, she went to work and got fired and they both lived happily ever after!

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  12. Sandra says:

    Three possibilities, each of them rife with potential. Lovely photo Alicia.

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  13. Danny James says:

    A bright future me thinks. Love your photo.

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  14. granonine says:

    So many possibilities! Good writing 🙂

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  15. authorfleurl says:

    This is an interesting take…exploring the possibilities. Nicely done!

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  16. Dear Lish,

    Any and all of the above scenarios would make for a good story to go with the photo prompt. Thank you (and thank your friends) for sharing it with us this week.



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  17. Nobbinmaug says:

    Ooh, a choose your own adventure tale. Fun. The true story is just as good as any of our tales. I hope she didn’t fall in reality as many of us had her do in fiction.

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  18. dorahak says:

    I love the backstory to your photograph and your “possibilities”: a delight to see where a camera and a writer’s imagination can take you … and us with you!

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  19. All these scenarios sound great … I wonder where another evening will take them.

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  20. Laurie Bell says:


    What next? I wonder if they’ll make it work. Portals can be a fickle beast. Who knows what will end up happening.

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