Le Retourné ~ Friday Fictioneers

Friday Fictioneers prompt for 31 October 2014.

What is Friday Fictioneers? Rochelle presents a challenge to write a one hundred word story that has a beginning, middle and end, based upon a picture that she provides on her blog.

Here is today’s picture prompt (below):

©Melanie Greenwood

©Melanie Greenwood

Le Retourné

Word Count: 101

We’d been meeting here for almost six weeks. Five since I arrived in Montreal. I didn’t know a soul, she wouldn’t ordinarily speak with a stranger but we’d struck up a friendship. I’d spent two nights sketching her portrait and hoped she’d like it.

I was sorry to see the modern renovations, sorrier that she never came after that. I inquired for her of the Manager, who paled a little to see my sketch.

“Mam’selle”, said the Manager, “That is Lucette, she waited tables here in the 1960’s. They just recovered her bones from the banks at Rapides du Cheval Blanc.”

Genre: Fiction

29 October 2014

10 thoughts on “Le Retourné ~ Friday Fictioneers

    • I hadn’t heard that one Rochelle, I really liked it even though it was sad. It reminded me of “Tell Laura I Love Her”, a record my Mum had and that I loved 🙂
      Thanks so much for visiting. Karin


  1. What a great idea to have him produce a sketch – evidence for his experience, and a trigger for the manager’s response. How sad that she’s now gone. I like this very much.


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