Love Letters

TJ + RC. The letters are hidden, eroded by the weather and time. They are 5 feet off the ground, a reminder of how she tucked beneath his arm when it hung around her shoulders, claiming her as his own. The first mark they made is higher and just visible. He laughed as she stretched up onto her toes. Then he lowered himself so that his eyes locked with hers. Together they made their statement. Nearby a stone is engraved. One day R.C. will be added. The old woman tucks a flower into the crotch of the tree, leaving the remainder of the bouquet by the stone.

Thanks go out to Madison for running her Friday Fictioneers.

Join this week as writers from around the globe gather on Friday at to share 100-word stories based on a photo prompt:

How to become a Fictioneer

  1. Write a 100-word story (more or less, and it’s okay if you didn’t use this picture for inspiration)
  2. Post your story to your blog on Friday (or just link to it tomorrow if you wrote earlier)
  3. If you’re a WordPress user, include “Friday Fictioneers” as one of your tags so you’ll show up on the tag search.
  4. Comment on Madison’s story Friday and post a link to your story.
  5. Tweet your link to @madison_woods and include the tag #FridayFictioneers if you’re on Twitter.
  6. Follow the read and comment schedule listed above the picture. If the comment forms allow, leave your link on all your comments, so others can find you and us later on.
  7. Check back often because participants post throughout the day.
  8. Get psyched up to do this again next week


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10 responses to “Love Letters

  1. Very sweet. I can just see that weird picture as a sheaf of letters rolled up. Great use of “tucked.” 🙂

  2. Lovely. I like the way you tied the initials in to both parts of their lives.

  3. Nice interweaving of past and present in this piece. I loved the feeling of warmth and nostalgia.

  4. This is a really lovely story. The end made me go back and read it from the beginning again. 🙂

  5. Awwww, so poignant. You pulled the strands together really well. Good work.

    We’re here:

  6. Thank you to all who commented on my little piece this week.

  7. a beautiful read… I saw it in my mind’s eye

  8. This is beautiful…thanks for sharing, and thanks so much for stopping by mine. Have a lovely weekend

  9. Great development in this story, from the carved initials in the tree to the carved initials on the stone. Really nicely done.

    Brian (

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