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Two For Dinner

A number of people I follow have been taking part in the Sunday Photo Fiction prompt. I was happy just reading their stories, but then I started to wonder what I might write if I were to give it a go. Then a story accidentally wrote itself in my head, so I typed it in when I got home and here it is!

The stories should be 100-200 words – I managed to sneak mine in at 199. Phew!

To read the other stories written for this photo, click on the little blue thingy below.


Samuel gazed at the scene before him in awe. A bridge arched gracefully over a cascading waterfall, which sent a fine mist into the air to sparkle in the sun, creating the most stunning mini-rainbows. Lush, green trees grew on either side and a wide expanse of grass stretched down to the water’s edge.

He thought of Lucy’s wide, innocent blue eyes, her glossy raven-black hair, her ready smile. He imagined the scene before him under the moonlight. He would led her gently to the water’s edge, sink to his knees before her…

Walking down into the shadow of the bridge, he took the ring out of his pocket, and smiled.

His phone rang. Annoyed by the intrusion, he answered it when he saw the caller’s name.

“Yes, Mother. I’ve found the perfect spot to propose. Tonight, Mother, I’ll ask her tonight!”

Still smiling, he put the ring back in his pocket and walked away.

A sound came from under the bridge.

“He’s getting away! Come on!” came a gruff voice.

“Wait! Didn’t you hear? He’s coming back tonight – with a friend,” came a second.


“So… why have one for lunch when you can have two for dinner?”

  1. NotAPunkRocker
    January 30, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    Have I told you lately how much I love your writing? 🙂


    • January 30, 2014 at 7:50 pm

      That is such a lovely thing to say.
      Thank you 🙂


  2. January 30, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    Trolls are everywhere. Gotta watch OUT!


    • January 30, 2014 at 7:51 pm

      Yeah, nasty little things (different sort of troll these guys though, but just as nasty).


  3. January 30, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    How romantic, I thought! How sweet! A proposal!

    Then I forgot it was you writing 🙂

    Loved it!


    • January 30, 2014 at 9:07 pm

      It seemed kind of a shame after my big romantic build up, but hey ho. Maybe one day I’ll manage a romance from start to finish 🙂


      • January 30, 2014 at 11:13 pm

        Hope one of the trolls brings the condiments or something… 🙂


      • January 31, 2014 at 7:55 am

        I think they enjoy their humans lightly seasoned with pepper with a nice side salad.


  4. Helena Hann-Basquiat
    January 30, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    Hey, even Trolls have to eat — it’s all part of the circle of life, Simba.


    • January 30, 2014 at 9:08 pm

      Exactly. Why is everybody always on the side of the humans? Poor misunderstood trolls.


  5. Al
    January 30, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    Nice one Alistair. I like it. Different kind of trolls to the ones in mine lol

    There again, you do have a penchant for killing 😉


    • January 30, 2014 at 9:10 pm

      These guys are more your typical hungry-for-humans type of troll.
      It wouldn’t be “dralifiction” without a bit of mayhem 🙂


      • Al
        January 30, 2014 at 9:32 pm

        Hahaha very true 😀


  6. January 30, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    Yes!!!! What a perfect way to cap off a proposal, being eaten by a couple hungry trolls! Hey, it beats marriage… 😉


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  8. January 31, 2014 at 4:10 am

    Ha! I like the fact that the one troll had the presence of mind to wait for seconds to be served 😉 Great story!


    • January 31, 2014 at 7:59 am

      They’re not as stupid as they look, trolls.
      Glad you enjoyed it 🙂


  9. January 31, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    Ha Ha, I love reading your funnies 😉


    • January 31, 2014 at 6:48 pm

      Hey, it’s a tragedy! Poor almost-married couple 😉


  10. January 31, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    Great, loved it!


  11. merbear74
    January 31, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    Dun dun dun. 🙂


    • January 31, 2014 at 8:19 pm

      Or is that…
      Eek! Crunch. Yum 🙂


  12. February 1, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    The story gave Granny goose bumps…I think it’s a good story 🙂 Pawkiss 🙂


    • February 1, 2014 at 4:43 pm

      I hope I didn’t frighten Granny too much. I’m glad you enjoyed it, though 🙂


  13. February 1, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    Great story, you always manage to catch me out with your unexpected endings lol 🙂


    • February 2, 2014 at 5:33 am

      Me being me, it was never going to end well, was it? 🙂


      • February 2, 2014 at 8:29 am

        Ha Ha 🙂


  14. Lyn
    February 1, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    Yikes! you know how to twist a sweet romantic story, don’t you. ~sigh~ not sure that I should read any more of your stories, This Grannyma is a bit of a romantic and likes happy endings. Nah…I think I’ll keep reading, you done write goodly.


    • February 2, 2014 at 5:38 am

      I’ve never tried romance before. It was going so well, everyone was going to be happy, and then unfortunately I reverted to form and it all went wrong at the last second 😦 Maybe next time.
      Thanks for reading!


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