04/09/2015

ROMEO & JULIET - a story in 100 words

I am very late on parade this week with my 100 word story, but as this is officially Friday Fictioneers, and it's the birthday of our Founder Rochelle who hangs out at  https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/   I shall use that as an excuse. 
Also the fact that we sold our apartment yesterday and are now officially homeless might have something to do with it! In ten days we are returning to England, to a borrowed cottage in Sussex for a month while we look for somewhere else to live. Watch this space.


ROMEO & JULIET

Romeo had persuaded Juliet’s friend to tell him where she lived, and now he was standing outside her tower block.
He pressed every buzzer but no-one would let him in – his accent marked him indelibly as an outsider - so he climbed the fire-escape, knocking on windows.
“Eff off, white boy,” was the least objectionable response, and he thought he’d never find her until, in a final throw of the dice, he stood on a landing and sang at the top of his voice, “Amore Mia!”
Juliet flung open her window, grinning, “Shut up, you fool!” and dragged him inside.

20 comments:

  1. What a wonderful update on a classic tale of young passionate love. Well done.
    Good luck on your move.

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  2. Great take on the photo prompt, Lizy. Loved it!

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  3. And they lived happily ever after...or not! Hey, welcome back to my beautiful home county, good 'ole Sussex by the Sea!

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    1. You live in Sussex? We must meet for coffee!

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  4. Delightful. I love his serenade, and I'm glad she welcomed his attentions so enthusiastically.

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    1. He was obviously keen enough to go outside his comfort zone - bodes well for the future.

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  5. The woman has no sense of romance. Nice story. Happy landings, wherever you are.

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    1. At least she dragged him inside - perhaps the romance started after that!

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  6. Dear Liz,

    I love a good romance. Nicely done. I'm wishing you all the best in your move. For someone who's only been off the continental the United States less than three times, a cottage in Sussex sounds nice.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. The cottage is only for a month - after that it's whatever we can afford to rent.

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  7. Liz, you had me laughing with this one. All the best in your search for a new abode!!

    janet

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  8. This is funny and such a coincidence, as I recently had a conversation about rewriting the story of Romeo and Juliet.

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    1. Coincidence indeed - though you do know it's been done already?

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  9. Beautiful! I love the modern, eternal romance. And it's just right, not too mushy. Good luck with the move. :)

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  10. Nice update on the tale. She should have just texted him "O Rmeo*2, whrf4 art thou Rmeo?"

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