Running [fffc]

Couple jogging lake

“I’m glad we’re exercising together today, sweetie,” Justin said as the couple began their run. “There’s something I want to–“

“Going all around the lake will probably make us hangry,” Holly interrupted. “It’s over seven miles.”

Justin smiled. “True, it does tend to do that. But we can go to that fun retro diner afterwards, the one enclosed in the mini-mall with the souvenir shops. Anyway, what I wanted to say was–“

“The junior VP really liked my presentation,” Holly announced. “I hope I get better assignments from her now.”

“I hope so too, honey! So, I’ve been thinking–“

“I wonder how many phones are at the bottom of the lake?” Holly mused as she began to jog faster. “My brother dropped his in here yesterday while he was fishing.”

“Holly, wait up,” Justin panted. “I really need to discuss something important with you, but all you want to do is ramble on about meaningless stuff.”

But Holly was too far in front of him now to hear and the wind grabbed his words and flung them away. Soon, Holly was running so fast that she became a blur and disappeared around the bend.

~*~
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Written for Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge.

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21 responses to “Running [fffc]

  1. You’ve left us in suspense! What did he wanted to tell her???

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  2. If he was going to propose, he’s probably having second thoughts!!

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  3. Nicely penned, Paula. I love it! 🏃‍♀️

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  4. Well written 👏❤️

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  5. Let her go, man. It’s over.

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  6. I wonder what he wanted to tell her!

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  7. Sounds like Holly doesn’t really care about what Justin wants to say… 😦

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  8. I guess Holly didn’t want to hear what Justin was trying to tell her! 🤨

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  9. Is there a part 2? I want to know what he wanted to tell her 😀
    But I liked the way the story ended and the brilliant work with the prompt! 😀

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  10. Very very interesting read my friend. Actually I don’t want to know what happened next. Because the possibilities are limitless. Keep positing !!

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