Friday Fictioneers: For stony limits cannot hold love out*


PHOTO PROMPT © Jan Marler Morrill

PHOTO PROMPT © Jan Marler Morrill


‘Can you climb?’ says Rami, mischief sparkling in his eyes.

Clarrie stares up the drainpipe, at him, at the soft brown curls that cluster around his temples. ‘I can climb,’ she says, tying her jacket round her waist.

At the top, she smiles, breathless.

He reaches to pull her onto the balcony. ‘We must be quiet,’ he whispers.

He smells of hibiscus tea and cigarettes, hands warm but dry, dark against her pale arms.

‘I’ll be deported if we’re caught,’ she says. Not a complaint, just a fact.

His fingers stroke her cheek. ‘They have to catch us first.’


Written for Rochelle Wisoff-Field’s  Friday Fictioneers. See the photo and write a 100 word story to accompany it. See here for full Ts and Cs.

*From Act Two, Scene Two (The Balcony Scene) Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare.


30 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: For stony limits cannot hold love out*

    1. Ooh, let’s hope so. Though they can’t get there before they experience something awful, or where would the fun be? Thanks for reading 🙂


    1. How exciting – one day, eh? I never dreamed of eloping, but then I never wanted to run away from home either. Never been a risk taker 🙂 Thanks very much, you’re very kind – and for reading


  1. Wonderfully romantic. I love the curly hair and the hibiscus tea and cigarette breath. (How could anyone make cigarette breath into an alluring quality? You’ve done it brilliantly.) No wonder she zoomed up that drainpipe.

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    1. I did have someone in particular in mind as I was writing and his name was Rami. Maybe that came across in the writing. Thanks very mch for reading and for your kind comments, Margaret 🙂


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