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Love With A View

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

Nel and Sam walk hand-in-hand, as Nel is blindfolded. Waiting for the perfect moment, he removes her blindfold.

"You brought me to an ice-rink for Valentine's? Really?" Nel looks at Sam with blurry eyes.

"Yeah" he beams.

"What were you thinking? You know I'm not the adventurous kind."

"We've been together for fifteen years, Nel. I know."


"Hear me out. We're here for the view. This is what we're going to do."

He lays out a thick blanket on the side with a picnic basket and two books.

"Fine?" he smiles.

"The best." Nel leans forward for a kiss.

This drabble (100 word fiction) is written for Friday Fictioneers, 16th Feb 2024.


  1. Well done Sam, top marks for his Valentine's plan!

  2. When you know a person, you know. Wonder how long they'll last out in the cold :)

  3. Oh yes. I'd be on the sidelines too. I like this couple, and your dialogue shows us what their relationship is like. Lovely.

  4. A lovely gift for her, if a bit cold from below. :)

  5. This felt so real, like I know this couple. But it’s going to be could on the ground!

  6. He is a kind soul who knows his loved one's limitations. Eating a picnic lunch while watching ice skaters sounds peachy.

  7. The picnic basket & the books are like the icing on the cake :)

  8. Dear Soumya,

    I'll try this again. A cold picnic. But it sounds like the perfect one for this couple. Lovely story.




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