Aloha from Waikiki

The heat from the pavement made Brad’s feet ache. He kept walking, following that tiny string bikini swaying on the curvy rear up ahead. Hypnotised by the motion of her hips, he’d walked behind the girl since the beach.

Her rubber soled shoes smacking against bare feet, the pendulum swinging dark plait, all conspired to mesmerise Brad. Without a plan of what he would say – did he dare ask her for a drink?

Suddenly she stopped, turned. Alarmed, he spun away to study the tourist hats, heart thudding. She walked on. Coming to his senses, Brad did not follow.


Flash fiction for the picture prompt – follow the link to see who else is particpating. Many thanks to Ted Strutz for tagging me

21 thoughts on “Aloha from Waikiki

  1. I am honored to be the first to comment on your new blog, Polly. A fine foray into Friday Fictioneers it is too, my sense that this would be a good fit for you was correct. Wait till you meet Rochelle! (hold onto your hat)

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  2. Welcome to Friday Fictioneers, Polly.
    Brad has to learn some skills… following and then pretending not to is not a way to intrigue a woman! Excellent take on the prompt.

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  3. Dear Polly,

    Welcome to Friday Fictioneers! I could feel Brad’s palms sweating and his heart thudding. Poor guy. I wonder what would’ve happened if he’d actually approached her. Well done. I look forward to reading more from you.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Thanks Rochelle that’s great feedback that he felt ‘real’.
      I have enjoyed joining in with your fiction prompt & hope to link up again soon – everyone has been very welcoming and I have read several, although my comments have not always published (I’ll need to use a different browser)

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    1. You’re not the first to say that. It wasn’t something I’d considered as I wrote it – I was conveying his shyness. Thanks I have been made to feel welcome.

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      1. Ah, how interesting! He may well have BEEN shy but was PERCEIVED as creepy – which, I suppose, can be the case with some who might follow a woman and not intend any harm yet creep her (or observers) out in the process. 🙂
        People are so interesting!
        Glad you feel welcome. 🙂

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