Fiction · Writing Prompts

Valentine’s Improv

Title: Valentine’s Improv
Source: Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers – Week of February 14, 2017
Word count: 175 words

Funny how this prompt landed right on Valentine’s Day! So obviously, I couldn’t resist. I spent mine eating dinner with my family, but it was no less heart-warming. My brother and I, of course, had a good time third and fourth wheeling our Mom and Dad… They didn’t mind! Much. I hope? Onwards to the story!

Image credit to Sunayana

There was something special about motorcycling on V-Day: the lit-up facades, the decorative lights, the snippets of conversations washing over her. Couples were everywhere tonight – even the shopfronts had gone red and pink.

Nothing, however, would deter her from her mission.

Two street corners later, she parked the motorcycle and found her friends gathered at the building’s entrance.

“Okay, Lace has no idea we’re here,” Roz breathed. “Yet.”

“Good. Let’s go up – quietly.”

Between the five of them, the bags of food and drinks and the creaky stairwell, it was almost impossible – but they managed. Roz rang the doorbell.

The door opened, revealing a girl still dressed in a fancy dress, her mascara running down her cheeks. Then she saw the congregation, and her mouth fell open.

“When – how – why are you – ” Lace gaped, and then, “But today is – ”

“Lace, darling.” She slung an arm around Lace’s shoulders. “We’ve been friends for fifteen years, we’re not abandoning you. Ever. Especially when a jackass dumps you today. Now. You want ice cream?”



16 thoughts on “Valentine’s Improv

  1. How sad! Lace got dumped by her boyfriend on Valentine’s Day! Thank goodness for her friends for saving the day! Wonderful story! I’m glad you had such a great Valentine’s Day with your family. 🙂

    1. Unfortunately, these things *do* happen, but yes, thank goodness for friends! I’d probably be unable to leave my own friends in that lurch too, if I’d known about it. Thank you for reading! And we did. Especially the food – I still miss the panna cotta we had 😀

  2. Aww omg this was so heartwarming. I loved that, instead of focusing on romantic love, you chose to wrote about friendship, which is such a beautiful love on its own. You write so incredibly well, by the way!

    1. Ahh, thank you, both for reading and your kind words! Love does come in many forms – it’s not just romantic love, even if it does always take centre stage. Besides, single people can have fun too 😀

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