Flash! Friday–Vol 2 – 41

Today’s photo prompt:

Krak des Chevaliers/Qalat al-Hosn, Syria. CC photo by Jon Martin.

Today’s dragon’s bidding:

The Castle seen from the window is known as the Krak de Chevaliers (Qalat al-Hosn), in Syria.

Rules: Based on the photo prompt and including the Dragon’s bidding. Between 140 – 160 words. Enter your Flash fiction in the comments in the Flash! Fiction Blog, and add word count and twitter handle.



My Flash Fiction for this week.

Her Eyes.

I’m back in the same hotel, overlooking the same Medieval castle, and lying on the same bed where I begged her to marry me and start a new life in another continent.

I met her when I was an international exchange student in Homs, preparing my PhD in petroleum engineering. I felt the unexpected thump of love at first sight when her supple fingers sunk into my stunned hand, and her warm honey eyes melted into mine.

My tutor, who introduced us, proudly announced that his only daughter was shortly to marry his brother’s son, her first cousin. I failed to dissuade her, and left, alone.

Too many years later, I read her letter one more time:
Although you are always with me, it’s time we meet again. Please come for me. Now I can leave’.

I looked at the picture in the envelope and sighed.

A child smiling at the camera.

Her eyes.


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