Welcome to my (fairly) regular weekly Flash Fiction Friday post, where I take the prompt words left in the comments of the previous week’s FFF post and use them in a new bit of flash.
This one uses the 6 words/phrases:
shea butter – cherry blossom – pink sharpie – scilicet – telegenic – aardvark
…that were left in the comments of the March 9 FFF post and the March 16 Not-FFF post.
Here is a bonus image (from Deposit Photos) that was used for additional inspiration:
I wrote a standalone scene not featuring characters from any of my published works or any of my recurring flash fiction characters.
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This scene is told from Griffin’s 3rd-person POV:
Griffin stopped short and grinned as he stepped into the kitchen. Royce had scattered flower petals on the floor, although the man himself was nowhere in sight.
The opening strains of “Unchained Melody” drifted down the hallway, so Griffin’s arrival home hadn’t gone unnoticed. He placed the vase holding a dozen red roses on the table, then dropped his briefcase, cupped his hands around his mouth, and hollered, “Happy Anniversary, Sweetheart!”
A note lay on the counter written in Royce’s flamboyant style using a pink sharpie with a sprinkling of glitter over top. My Darling, please follow the clues, scilicet the trail of cherry blossoms, and join me for an evening of hedonistic pleasure beyond your wildest dreams.
“Scilicet”? Griffin chuckled as his skin warmed. Gems from that word-of-the-day calendar he’d put in Royce’s Christmas stocking surfaced in the most entertaining ways.
The path laid out by the blossoms didn’t lead to the bedroom, they led toward the living room. Griffin loosened his tie as he followed Royce’s instructions. Their wedding video played silently on the TV, as the trail brought him more through rather than to the living room.
He paused as the joyful couple on the screen made the first cut into their wedding cake. Griffin had been dubious when Royce had first indicated he wanted a rainbow-colored cake, but it had been beautiful and elegant. Not at all gaudy as he’d feared. The hues had been pastels, each layer a different color with violet at the bottom, through the rainbow, ending with pink at the top. Two smiling groom figures stood on the pale orange layer while a multicolored spray of hearts spewed forth from the top.
Griffin was about as telegenic as an aardvark snorting in the dirt, but Royce positively glowed with a smile as wide as the one Griffin currently wore as he relived the beautiful moment. There’d been no games, just love and trust as they’d fed each other a bite. He couldn’t remember what it had tasted like—it could have been sawdust coated gummy worms for all he’d noticed—his full focus had been on Royce. The love of his life, and at long last, his husband.
The lovely fragrance of oranges reached him, pulling him out of his trance and toward the bedroom. He lifted his chin and trembled as he drew in a deep breath. Down the hall, the lights were turned off and the draperies pulled closed, but light flickered from the candles producing the divine scent.
Royce lay atop the rust-colored duvet wearing nothing but a necklace, a pair of white shorts, and a smile. He reached out with one arm when Griffin entered the room, and murmured, “Darling.”
Griffin tossed his suit jacket and tie over a chair and knelt by the bed. “Sweetheart.” He reached for the shea butter lotion on the bedside table. “Massage?”
“Mm. Sounds lovely. Trade massages?”
Griffin answered with a kiss. Slow and lingering, as the dueling scents of the candles and Royce’s natural musk mingled and enthralled him, sending delicious shivers racing over his skin.
Royce pulled away and drew Griffin’s shirt out of his pants. “You’re wearing way too many clothes,” he whispered.
Yeah, I’m going to end it there. I try to keep the blog no steamier than PG-13, and we can all have fun imagining what comes next, right? 😁
10 thoughts on “#FlashFictionFriday March 23, 2018 – Random Standalone #FlashFic #amwriting #FlashFiction #MMRomance #GayRomance”
Thank you! 💖
“Griffin was about as telegenic as an aardvark snorting in the dirt” Died of laughter!! 😁
(and I had totally forgotten what scilicet meant and had to look it up. Heh.)
Words for next week: unicorn, piano, earl, infernal, planet, sonnet, flag, game, thesaurus, striped, tower, north, coaster, camera, fan.
Today’s strategy: LOTS OF WORDS instead of weird words. 😁
Hehehee…Thanks! ♡ I think I used that word correctly. Used it similarly to an example one of the dictionary sites gave, anyway. If not, we’ll just assume I meant for Royce to use it incorrectly, right? 😉
Good list of words. Camera makes me think of maybe another bonus scene for Photo Shoot, but we’ll see… 😄
Heh, I was afraid you’d ban me from next week because I gave you too many words, but I’m happy that didn’t happen 😁
Heck no, I like lots of words! ♡
I will remember this! 🙂
Uh-oh! 😁 💗