Friday Fictioneers for February 25th, 2022

Our own Wednesday morning moonbeam, Rochelle, in conjunction with Roger Bulot has set the street carnival stage for the final February Friday Fictioneers frolic with ethnic food, fun, and dancing in the street. Click on Roger’s contributed picture for a magic carpet ride over to play where growing older does not require growing up and purple is plentiful.

My mundane mindless myth meanders about the crowd in the 100 worried words below the prompt photo.

Click on the PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot for a taxi over to Rochelle’s page.


Genre: Bazaar Fiction
Title: American Men
Word Count: 100


“There. Blue baseball cap, Ray-Bans, running shoes. Passing the Greek Jewish food. Go!”

She approached. “Hello, mark. Remember me?”

He lowered his shades and made eye contact, then noticing her cleavage, “Ah, I’m afraid I, um, ah…”

She touched his bare arm. “I’m, Chloé. Last June in Paris?”

Embarrassed, he felt blood and sense drop from his brain to his groin. He felt a nudge from behind. He turned to look. When he turned back, she was gone, as was his wallet, watch, and even his sunglasses.

He thought, I should have known at the lower-case mark. My name’s Bill.

Look both ways on crowded streets.
Mind the gaps of décolletage and keep your eye on the ball.

Click anywhere you like to find the other wonderful worldly contributions to read and comment.

44 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers for February 25th, 2022

  1. Dear mark…I mean Bill,

    And I sit wondering how he’d have known in conversation that it was a lower case mark. Although lower was the key in this…as in, raise your eyes above her cleavage. 😉 I could so see this happening in real life. You could say he paid a bill for his lowering senses. Good one…well not for Bill.

    Shalom and keep looking up,


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    1. Hey, Rochelle,

      Thank you. Ah, the human condition.
      As I was searching for new novel to read recently, I noticed how many covers are adorned by bare chested, fit male torsos. I must wonder what reader audience they are trying to attract (not really).
      A bit of sexual tension can make for a good story. 🙂 Right?


      Bill (an easily distracted mark)

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  2. Poor Bill, distracted by a flustering female and he lost his concentration. I like how you played out this deception trick, one that is executed on many unsuspecting tourists in busy cities around the world. Or perhaps this girl played the same trick on him in Paris-she is following him!

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  3. this reminds of the time my wallet was picked in a crowded lisbon shuttle bus. all it needed was some distraction and a bump. good thing my passport, credit credit cards and most cash were stored in a concealed money belt

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