12/02/2014

PATRONAGE - Friday Fictioneers

PATRONAGE - 100 words

Sylvia sipped her glass of sangria, trying to conceal how devastated she felt.
Mario hadn’t even looked back as he strode off wearing the Rolex she’d bought him - such a cruel boy to call her old! Age was a state of mind, not years.

A voice broke into her thoughts. “You buy, Señora? I paint just for you.”
Sylvia stared at the painting – surely she didn’t look that cross? 
She was about to snap a refusal when she looked up at the artist and her pulse quickened.
“What a clever boy you are! Let me buy you a drink.”
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Friday Fictioneers is a group of writers from around the world who convene online each week to write 100-word stories prompted by a photo posted on Rochelle's blog.

http://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/

http://new.inlinkz.com/luwpview.php?id=363453
Visit the other group members and read their stories too.


39 comments:

  1. She surely looks like a cougar. Good story.

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    1. Is that what they call a predatory woman in your part of the world?

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  2. Old patterns of behavior die hard !

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  3. Love the quick recovery, nice window into the character.

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    1. You can't waste time on regrets at that age!

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  4. Yep, she's devastated all right! (and will be again)

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  5. A cougar with tremendous powers of recovery... love it.

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    1. Thanks Sandra - it's the secret ingredient in sangria that does it!

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  6. Nice one. These ultra short stories often look like very good seeds - are you going to let some of them grow?

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    1. Maybe one or two, Robert - and what a lovely choice of words!

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  7. I have added a new word to my vocabulary this week. I didn't know that use for 'cougar' before!

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  8. Yes,there are more fish in the sea ,so to speak and yes age is just a number especially if it is willing to pay for the drinks and the rest ;-)A clever piece,this:-)

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    1. I'm all in favour of women taking the initiative!

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  9. Way to move on Sylvia. No sense crying in your sangria! Well done.

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  10. She's done it again. There's a woman living live to the full. Viva Sylvia. (Mario, you fool.)

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    1. Your comment made my night, Patrick! Nice to find a man on Sylvia's side.

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  11. I love Sylvia, but not all cougars have to buy. That boy is for a time though.

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    1. He certainly is - experience counts!

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  12. Good story and well written. Out with the old and in with the new, but be careful.

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    1. Who should be careful - her or him?

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  13. Dear Liz,

    There's a cougar who snaps back in a hurry. Good one.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  14. I suspect the budding artist is a clever boy, indeed--he saw Mario's Rolex and decided Sylvia, and her bucks, looked like a good thing.

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  15. More money than sense! Love it! I also love this 100 word story idea. When I have a bit more time (hopefully in a few months!) I might well join you all.

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    1. Please do, Rosalind - it's fun and not as difficult as I imagined.

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  16. Next Rolex boy soon to be leaving her... hmm

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    1. Perhaps this boy will be less of a creep?

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  17. And so it began again. She must have a lot of money to keep buying her young lovers a Rolex. Good writing and I hope she finds happiness - perhaps in a Timex? Thanks, Nan

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    1. There's a thought - perhaps if she spent less money she'd find true love?

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  18. Well, I did it again - I lost the comment I had made. It wasn't anything spectacular. I really love your story. Maybe if she bought the new one a Timex instead of the Rolex, they would stay. "You Can't Buy Me Love." Thanks, Nan

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  19. Well, I did it again - I lost the comment I had made. It wasn't anything spectacular. I really love your story. Maybe if she bought the new one a Timex instead of the Rolex, they would stay. "You Can't Buy Me Love." Thanks, Nan

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  20. Lizzy, I don't have any more DNA to leave you for a comment. I like your story but this comment box doesn't like me. Nan

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    1. Nan - thank you for persevering! Your comment won't appear on my blog instantly because it has to wait for me to read it and post it. Last year I had some weird spam comments so now I regulate them. Sorry it's confusing, but as you can see, I ended up with three from you! :)

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